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SubjectRe: [TIP,BISECTED] Negative nice values have become big positive numbers
On Mon, Mar 09, 2009 at 09:15:04PM +0100, Frederic Weisbecker wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 08, 2009 at 11:18:50PM +0000, Sitsofe Wheeler wrote:
> > Formally negative nice values have started become very big in positive
> > integers in -tip kernels:
> >
> > 2 root 15 2147483647 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 kthreadd
>
> The weird thing here is that number: 2147483647
> It is 0xefffffff
> Which means -1 without the highest bit (the sign).
> I really don't know how it could have happened.
>
> Anyway, I caught something in the signedness bits from my patch that unifies
> the format decoding.
> I've never seen your bug on my machine. But I note you have a 32 bits CPU.
> Mine is 64 bits with a 64 bits kernel. Perhaps some weird signedness related things
> happened because of the signedness bug that the following patch fixes.
>
> Can you please give it a try?

This seems to have fixed the problem (unless I'm mistaken):
2 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 kthreadd

Thanks!

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