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Date: Tue, 3 Aug 2021 12:18:15 +0300
From: Alexey Kodanev <>
To: Rich Felker <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] nice: return EPERM instead of EACCES

On 29.06.2021 23:10, Rich Felker wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 29, 2021 at 06:45:42PM +0300, Alexey Kodanev wrote:
>> On 29.06.2021 17:48, Rich Felker wrote:
>>> Is there actually an issue here? setpriority is specified to fail with
>>> EACCES already for this case; EPERM is only specified for targeting
>>> other processes you don't have permission to target. Is Linux getting
>>> this wrong for setpriority?
>> No, it's fine for setpriority(), it just seems wrong for nice()
>> to return EACCES in this case.
>> LTP/nice04 test (setting nice(-10)) is failing with musl and POSIX
>> indeed says that the errno should be EPERM, for nice().
> Oh, sorry, I read it backwards and was thinking it was replacing EPERM
> with EACCES. Indeed nice is supposed to return EPERM where setpriority
> would return EACCES so I think this patch is correct.

Hi Rich,

I wonder what is the status of this patch, didn't find it in git... is
there any issue with it?

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