Posted May 6, 2005 23:48 UTC (Fri) by giraffedata
In reply to: Value range
Parent article: Audio latency - resource limits win
You're both right. The name should be RLIMIT_MEAN. A limit on how mean you can be.
I don't know anything about the early history of nice, but I suspect the negative values were an add-on. I think someone setting out to design a general CPU share setting wouldn't do it that way.
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