[K12OSN] Test bug fix: verynice & games

Sudev Barar sudev at mantraonline.com
Sat Jun 5 04:27:46 UTC 2004

On Fri, 2004-05-28 at 01:07, Eric Harrison wrote:
> One of my schools noticed a design flaw in verynice that causes it to
> ignore programs that are sgid (set group id). It is standard practice
> for games to have the sgid bit set, to facilitate system-wide "top
> scores" and such.
> Of course games have the tendency to be resource hogs, exactly the type
> of thing that verynice is supposed to mitigate. Gnuchess, in particular,
> can quickly drag a fast server to its knees.
Murphy's law. You posted this and a week later my office people reported extreme slow downs at random intervals during the day. Turned out that one of the persons was playing chess and....
Sorry I did not have resources to try your patch but I did unload the
game and problem has disappeared for now.
Will keep eye out on progress of this patch.

Sudev Barar
Learning Linux

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