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NAME

       taskset - set or retrieve a process's CPU affinity

SYNOPSIS

       taskset [options] mask command [argument...]
       taskset [options] -p [mask] pid

DESCRIPTION

       taskset is used to set or retrieve the CPU affinity of a running process given its pid, or
       to launch a new command with a given CPU affinity.  CPU affinity is a  scheduler  property
       that  "bonds"  a  process  to a given set of CPUs on the system.  The Linux scheduler will
       honor the given CPU affinity and the process will not run on any other  CPUs.   Note  that
       the  Linux  scheduler  also  supports natural CPU affinity: the scheduler attempts to keep
       processes on the same CPU as  long  as  practical  for  performance  reasons.   Therefore,
       forcing a specific CPU affinity is useful only in certain applications.

       The  CPU  affinity is represented as a bitmask, with the lowest order bit corresponding to
       the first logical CPU and the highest order bit corresponding to  the  last  logical  CPU.
       Not  all  CPUs  may  exist  on  a  given  system but a mask may specify more CPUs than are
       present.  A retrieved mask will reflect only the bits that correspond to  CPUs  physically
       on  the  system.  If an invalid mask is given (i.e., one that corresponds to no valid CPUs
       on the current system) an error is returned.  The masks may be  specified  in  hexadecimal
       (with  or  without  a  leading  "0x"),  or  as a CPU list with the --cpu-list option.  For
       example,

           0x00000001  is processor #0,

           0x00000003  is processors #0 and #1,

           0xFFFFFFFF  is processors #0 through #31,

           32          is processors #1, #4, and #5,

           --cpu-list 0-2,6
                       is processors #0, #1, #2, and #6.

       When taskset returns, it is guaranteed that the given program  has  been  scheduled  to  a
       legal CPU.

OPTIONS

       -a, --all-tasks
              Set or retrieve the CPU affinity of all the tasks (threads) for a given PID.

       -c, --cpu-list
              Interpret  mask  as numerical list of processors instead of a bitmask.  Numbers are
              separated by commas and may include ranges.  For example: 0,5,8-11.

       -p, --pid
              Operate on an existing PID and do not launch a new task.

       -V, --version
              Display version information and exit.

       -h, --help
              Display help text and exit.

USAGE

       The default behavior is to run a new command with a given affinity mask:
              taskset mask command [arguments]

       You can also retrieve the CPU affinity of an existing task:
              taskset -p pid

       Or set it:
              taskset -p mask pid

PERMISSIONS

       A user can change the CPU affinity of a process belonging to the same user.  A  user  must
       possess CAP_SYS_NICE to change the CPU affinity of a process belonging to another user.  A
       user can retrieve the affinity mask of any process.

SEE ALSO

       chrt(1), nice(1), renice(1), sched_getaffinity(2), sched_setaffinity(2)

       See sched(7) for a description of the Linux scheduling scheme.

AUTHOR

       Written by Robert M. Love.

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright © 2004 Robert M. Love.  This is  free  software;  see  the  source  for  copying
       conditions.   There  is  NO  warranty;  not  even  for  MERCHANTABILITY  or  FITNESS FOR A
       PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

AVAILABILITY

       The  taskset  command  is  part  of  the  util-linux  package  and   is   available   from
       https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/util-linux/.