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My understanding is that the pr value is the nice +20. So how can a process have a pr value less than 0?

PID USER      PR  NI  VIRT  RES  SHR S  %CPU %MEM    TIME+  COMMAND
619 root     -51   0     0    0    0 S   3.6  0.0   5:37.44 [irq/46-iwlwifi]
  • Presumably, because it has happened here? – Tim Jul 11 '14 at 9:44
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PR here is the value of the real-time priority, you can check its value for irq/47-iwlwifi with the ps command:

$ ps -eo pid,rtprio,ni,pri,comm 
  PID RTPRIO  NI PRI COMMAND
[...]
  497     50   -  90 irq/47-iwlwifi

Source.

  • Thanks, top was telling me it was a negative value, and when I did the research I was informed that the value was in the range 0 to 99, so I just wasn't sure. – blanket_cat Jul 11 '14 at 11:04

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