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Aliases: pthread_attr_setschedpolicy(3p)


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pthread_attr_getschedpolicy, pthread_attr_setschedpolicy — get and set the schedpolicy attribute (REALTIME THREADS)


#include <pthread.h>

int pthread_attr_getschedpolicy(const pthread_attr_t *restrict attr, int *restrict policy); int pthread_attr_setschedpolicy(pthread_attr_t *attr, int policy);


The pthread_attr_getschedpolicy() and pthread_attr_setschedpolicy() functions, respectively, shall get and set the schedpolicy attribute in the attr argument.
The supported values of policy shall include SCHED_FIFO, SCHED_RR, and SCHED_OTHER, which are defined in the <sched.h> header. When threads executing with the scheduling policy SCHED_FIFO, SCHED_RR, or SCHED_SPORADIC are waiting on a mutex, they shall acquire the mutex in priority order when the mutex is unlocked.
The behavior is undefined if the value specified by the attr argument to pthread_attr_getschedpolicy() or pthread_attr_setschedpolicy() does not refer to an initialized thread attributes object.


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


The pthread_attr_setschedpolicy() function shall fail if:
An attempt was made to set the attribute to an unsupported value.
The pthread_attr_setschedpolicy() function may fail if:
EINVAL The value of policy 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.
See Section 2.9.4, Thread Scheduling for further details on thread scheduling attributes and their default settings.


If an implementation detects that the value specified by the attr argument to pthread_attr_getschedpolicy() or pthread_attr_setschedpolicy() 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_getschedparam(), 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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