gong - evaluate process performance
is used to evaluate the performance of a process that is in
is the process number of the process whose performance is
to be evaluated. The evaluation is performed by a set of three ``panelist''
routines, each of which analyzes one aspect (time, space, and tonality) of the
performance of the process. If any of these routines is not amused by the
performance, the process being analyzed is sent the gong
(2) signal. In
addition, the process-id of the evaluated process is written on the standard
gong, for possible future corrective action. (It is suggested that the
standard gong be an audible alarm for proper effect.) It is expected that
after being gong
(2)ed, the process will promptly commit suicide.
keyletter argument indicates that gong
is to invoke
(1) with the unmerciful
argument if the process does not
respond to gong
(2)ing. In the absence of this argument, the process is
(2)ed, which may lead to the process becoming a deaf
keyletter argument indicates that if all three of the panelist
(2) a process, the process should be unmercifully
(1)ged whether or not the -f
keyletter is supplied.
/dev/ding.dong is the standard gong.
On the Applicability of Gonging to the Performance and Merit Review Process,
Journal of Irreproducible Results
, vol. 263, issue 19, pp. 253-307.
If the named process does not exist, it is possible that gong
attempt an evaluation of itself, which may lead to a condition known as
compounded double ringing (see echo
(1)). Therefore, it is recommended
be used with extreme care.