IEEE Standards Interpretations for IEEE Std 1003.2™-1992 IEEE Standard for Information Technology--Portable Operating System Interfaces (POSIX®)--Part 2: Shell and Utilities
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Interpretation Request #84
Topic: renice -n Relevant Clauses: 5.24
The synopsis of renice indicates that the -n increment option is optional when using the "non-obsolescent"command line, but nowhere is the behaviour of renice described when no increment is provided. How should renice behave when no increment is specified? I recommend that it be made clear that the default increment value is implementation defined.
The standard does not speak to this issue, and as such no conformance distinction can be made between alternative implementations based on this. This is being referred to the sponsor.
Rationale for Interpretation