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       gong - evaluate process performance


       gong [-f] [-a] process-id


       Gong is used to evaluate the performance of a process that is in execution.

       The  process-id 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.

       The -f keyletter argument indicates that gong is to invoke  flog(1)  with  the  unmerciful
       argument  if the process does not respond to gong(2)ing.  In the absence of this argument,
       the process is continuously gong(2)ed, which may lead  to  the  process  becoming  a  deaf

       The  -a  keyletter argument indicates that if all three of the panelist routines gong(2) a
       process, the process should be unmercifully flog(1)ged whether or not the -f keyletter  is


       /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 will attempt  an  evaluation
       of itself, which may lead to a condition known as compounded double ringing (see echo(1)).
       Therefore, it is recommended that gong be used with extreme care.