Re: deschall harmful to Irix?

Jonas Schlein (
Sat, 31 May 1997 11:41:36 -0400 (EDT)

> Yes, "nice" on IRIX isn't enough. Below are my
> previously-posted instructions for running deschall as
> nicely as possible under various Unix OSes.
> npri -h 150 deschall

I'm running deschall nohup'ed in the background with this syntax. My
actual command line is:

nohup npri -h 150 deschall > /dev/null 2>&1 &

On the IRIX multiuser system I attempted this one, expecting to be
preemted most of the time, I get the following from 'top':

user pid pgrp %cpu proc pri size rss time command
schlein 23588 23588 93.39 * b150 309 35 799:54 deschall-irix6.

My process is always at the top of 'top' if you catch my drift. Am I
doing this wrong or is everyone else just not running anything intensive
when I'm doing my checks?

Like I said I've been complained to about this so I'm trying to run with
as low a priority as possible.

Thanks again!
Jonas J. Schlein