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SCHED_SETPARAM(2)          Linux Programmer's Manual         SCHED_SETPARAM(2)



NAME
       sched_setparam, sched_getparam - set(7,n,1 builtins) and get scheduling parameters

SYNOPSIS
       #include <sched.h>

       int sched_setparam(pid_t pid, const struct sched_param *p);

       int sched_getparam(pid_t pid, struct sched_param *p);

       struct sched_param {
           ...
           int sched_priority;
           ...
       };

DESCRIPTION
       sched_setparam  sets  the  scheduling  parameters  associated  with the
       scheduling policy for the process identified by pid. If  pid  is  zero,
       then  the parameters of the current process are set. The interpretation
       of the parameter p depends on the selected policy. Currently, the  fol-
       lowing three scheduling policies are supported under Linux: SCHED_FIFO,
       SCHED_RR, and SCHED_OTHER.

       sched_getparam retrieves the  scheduling  parameters  for  the  process
       identified  by  pid. If pid is zero, then the parameters of the current
       process are retrieved.

       sched_setparam checks the validity of p for the  scheduling  policy  of
       the  process. The parameter p->sched_priority must lie within the range
       given by sched_get_priority_min and sched_get_priority_max.

       POSIX systems on which sched_setparam and sched_getparam are  available
       define _POSIX_PRIORITY_SCHEDULING in(1,8) <unistd.h>.


RETURN VALUE
       On  success,  sched_setparam and sched_getparam return 0.  On error(8,n), -1
       is returned, errno is set(7,n,1 builtins) appropriately.

ERRORS
       EINVAL The parameter p does not make sense for the  current  scheduling
              policy.

       EPERM  The  calling  process  does  not have appropriate privileges.  A
              process calling sched_setparam needs an effective user ID  equal
              to the user ID or effective user ID of the process identified by
              pid, or (Linux) it must have the CAP_SYS_NICE capability.

       ESRCH  The process whose ID is pid could not be found.

CONFORMING TO
       POSIX.1b (formerly POSIX.4)

SEE ALSO
       getpriority(2),  nice(1,2)(2),  sched_get_priority_max(2),  sched_get_prior-
       ity_min(2),         sched_getaffinity(2),        sched_getscheduler(2),
       sched_setaffinity(2), sched_setscheduler(2), setpriority(2),  capabili-
       ties(7)

       sched_setscheduler(2) has a description of the Linux scheduling scheme.

       Programming for the real  world  -  POSIX.4  by  Bill  O.  Gallmeister,
       O'Reilly & Associates, Inc., ISBN 1-56592-074-0
       IEEE Std 1003.1b-1993 (POSIX.1b standard)
       ISO/IEC 9945-1:1996



Linux 2.6.6                       2004-05-27                 SCHED_SETPARAM(2)

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