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Aliases: pthread_attr_setschedparam(3p)


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pthread_attr_getschedparam, pthread_attr_setschedparam — get and set the schedparam attribute


#include <pthread.h>

int pthread_attr_getschedparam(const pthread_attr_t *restrict attr, struct sched_param *restrict param); int pthread_attr_setschedparam(pthread_attr_t *restrict attr, const struct sched_param *restrict param);


The pthread_attr_getschedparam() and pthread_attr_setschedparam() functions, respectively, shall get and set the scheduling parameter attributes in the attr argument. The contents of the param structure are defined in the <sched.h> header. For the SCHED_FIFO and SCHED_RR policies, the only required member of param is sched_priority.
For the SCHED_SPORADIC policy, the required members of the param structure are sched_priority, sched_ss_low_priority, sched_ss_repl_period, sched_ss_init_budget, and sched_ss_max_repl. The specified sched_ss_repl_period must be greater than or equal to the specified sched_ss_init_budget for the function to succeed; if it is not, then the function shall fail. The value of sched_ss_max_repl shall be within the inclusive range [1, {SS_REPL_MAX}] for the function to succeed; if not, the function shall fail. It is unspecified whether the sched_ss_repl_period and sched_ss_init_budget values are stored as provided by this function or are rounded to align with the resolution of the clock being used.
The behavior is undefined if the value specified by the attr argument to pthread_attr_getschedparam() or pthread_attr_setschedparam() does not refer to an initialized thread attributes object.


If successful, the pthread_attr_getschedparam() and pthread_attr_setschedparam() functions shall return zero; otherwise, an error number shall be returned to indicate the error.


The pthread_attr_setschedparam() function shall fail if:
An attempt was made to set the attribute to an unsupported value.
The pthread_attr_setschedparam() function may fail if:
EINVAL The value of param is not valid.
These functions shall not return an error code of [EINTR].
The following sections are informative.




After these attributes have been set, a thread can be created with the specified attributes using pthread_create(). Using these routines does not affect the current running thread.


If an implementation detects that the value specified by the attr argument to pthread_attr_getschedparam() or pthread_attr_setschedparam() does not refer to an initialized thread attributes object, it is recommended that the function should fail and report an [EINVAL] error.




pthread_attr_destroy(), pthread_attr_getscope(), pthread_attr_getinheritsched(), pthread_attr_getschedpolicy(), pthread_create()
The Base Definitions volume of POSIX.1-2008, <pthread.h>, <sched.h>


Portions of this text are reprinted and reproduced in electronic form from IEEE Std 1003.1, 2013 Edition, Standard for Information Technology -- Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX), The Open Group Base Specifications Issue 7, Copyright (C) 2013 by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc and The Open Group. (This is POSIX.1-2008 with the 2013 Technical Corrigendum 1 applied.) In the event of any discrepancy between this version and the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard, the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard is the referee document. The original Standard can be obtained online at .
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