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“I like Job Control”

Introduction

This is a geek song sang to the music of I Love Rock N’ Roll, albeit I’m not sure that the modified lyrics match the music too well. It is based on a true story that happened with the vipe.technion.ac.il server a few years ago, but I had the idea for the chorus a long time beforehand.

Lyrics

I logged to vipe and
saw something awful was done

Emmmm mmm mmm

Ten processes in the background
Nice value less than one
What can I tell ya -
All the CPU was gone!

Chorus:

I like job control
So put another process in the background, baby
I like job control
So kill another pid with this UID...

I said I was in a terrible state
So I E-mailed advisors to change my fate
But the sys-admin was abroad
So there was no way I could write some code

Chorus:

I like job control
So put another process in the background, baby
I like job control
So kill another pid with this UID...

But then he came back again...

Emmm mmm mmm

I wanted him to get the processes bust
So I E-mailed him and said:

“Let them eat the dust!”

Chorus:

I like job control
So put another process in the background, baby
I like job control
So kill another pid with this UID...

All’s well that ends well

Emmmm mmm mmm

Vipe was clean for all I could tell
There’s just a SETI client running around
But its nice is twenty so I’m Linux-bound

Chorus:

I like job control
So put another process in the background, baby
I like job control
So kill another pid with this UID...

Chorus:

I like job control
So put another process in the background, baby
I like job control
So kill another pid with this UID...

[And repeat to the end.]

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