[sudo-users] "nice sudo foo": "foo" does not inherits niceness
Russell Van Tassell
russell+sudo-users at loosenut.com
Mon Aug 18 11:57:00 EDT 2008
Might want to include your O/S... sems to work just fine on
On Mon, Aug 18, 2008 at 05:19:12PM +0200, thomas wrote:
> $ (nice sudo sleep 5 &); ps -al | egrep '(^F|sleep)'
> F S UID PID PPID C PRI NI ADDR SZ WCHAN TTY TIME CMD
> 4 S 0 15823 1 0 80 0 - 754 - pts/5 00:00:00 sleep
> Why doesn't "sleep" have a niceness of 10?
> $ sudo -V
> Sudo version 1.6.9p17
You might want to share your O/S version, too, as not all are built or
act equal... what happens if you eliminate sudo from the chain and just
test the shell(s) by themselves?
This works as-expected on OpenBSD and Solaris 2.5.1 through at least
Solaris 10 (though manpage say "defaults to 10" it's clear from tests
outside of sudo that manpages aren't always accurate).
Russell M. Van Tassell
russell at loosenut.com
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