On Sat, Dec 4, 2010 at 3:43 PM, Colin Walters <email@example.com> wrote:
It's not worth 'fixing", because it works exactly like it's designed -
and supposed - to work.
There really isn't anything to fix. 'nice' is what it is. It's a
simple legacy interface to scheduler priority. The fact that it's also
almost totally useless is irrelevant. It's like male nipples. We
wouldn't be better off lactating, and they look like some odd wart
that doesn't do much good. But it would be worse to remove it.
'nice' is a bad idea. It's a bad idea that has perfectly
understandable historical reasons for it, but it's an _unfixably_ bad