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Purpose: Correct startpar documentation of -i option
Author:  Roger Leigh
Fixes:   Unclear description
Status:  Not submitted upstream

--- a/startpar/startpar.8	2012-04-09 14:03:41.403751667 +0100
+++ b/startpar/startpar.8	2012-04-09 14:25:32.642595399 +0100
@@ -1,4 +1,4 @@
-.\"
+'\" e
 .\" SuSE man page for startpar
 .\"
 .\" Copyright (c) 2003 SuSE Linux AG, Nuernberg, Germany.
@@ -62,13 +62,19 @@
 the scripts can be provided with the
 .B \-a
 option.
-Processes block by pending
+Processes blocked by pending
 .B I/O
-will weighting by the factor
+will cause new process creation to be weighted by the iorate factor
 .IR 800 .
 To change this factor the option
 .B \-i
-can be used to specify an other value.
+can be used to specify another value.  The amount
+.EQ
+weight = (nblocked times iorate) / 1000
+.EN
+will be subtracted from the total number of processes which could be
+started, where nblocked is the number of processes currently blocked
+by pending I/O.
 
 The output of each script is buffered and written when the script
 exits, so output lines of different scripts won't mix. You can