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NAME

       sched_setparam, sched_getparam - set and get scheduling parameters

SYNOPSIS

       #include <sched.h>

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

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

       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 calling process are set.  The interpretation
       of the parameter param depends on the scheduling policy of the  process
       identified  by pid.  See sched_setscheduler(2) for a description of the
       scheduling policies supported under Linux.

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

       sched_setparam() checks the validity of param for the scheduling policy
       of  the  process.   The parameter param->sched_priority must lie within
       the     range     given      by      sched_get_priority_min(2)      and
       sched_get_priority_max(2).

       For  a  discussion  of  the  privileges  and resource limits related to
       scheduling priority and policy, see sched_setscheduler(2).

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

RETURN VALUE

       On  success, sched_setparam() and sched_getparam() return 0.  On error,
       -1 is returned, and errno is set appropriately.

ERRORS

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

       EPERM  The calling process does not have appropriate privileges (Linux:
              does not have the CAP_SYS_NICE capability).

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

CONFORMING TO

       POSIX.1-2001.

SEE ALSO

       getpriority(2),           nice(2),           sched_get_priority_max(2),
       sched_get_priority_min(2), sched_getaffinity(2), sched_getscheduler(2),
       sched_setaffinity(2),      sched_setscheduler(2),       setpriority(2),
       capabilities(7)

       Programming  for  the  real  world  -  POSIX.4  by Bill O. Gallmeister,
       O’Reilly & Associates, Inc., ISBN 1-56592-074-0

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