NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | RETURN VALUE | ERRORS | CONFORMING TO | SEE ALSO | COLOPHON

SCHED_GET_PRIORITY_MAX(2) Linux Programmer's ManualSCHED_GET_PRIORITY_MAX(2)

NAME         top

       sched_get_priority_max, sched_get_priority_min  - get static priority
       range

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <sched.h>

       int sched_get_priority_max(int policy);

       int sched_get_priority_min(int policy);

DESCRIPTION         top

       sched_get_priority_max() returns the maximum priority value that can
       be used with the scheduling algorithm identified by policy.
       sched_get_priority_min() returns the minimum priority value that can
       be used with the scheduling algorithm identified by policy.
       Supported policy values are SCHED_FIFO, SCHED_RR, SCHED_OTHER,
       SCHED_BATCH, SCHED_IDLE, and SCHED_DEADLINE.  Further details about
       these policies can be found in sched(7).

       Processes with numerically higher priority values are scheduled
       before processes with numerically lower priority values.  Thus, the
       value returned by sched_get_priority_max() will be greater than the
       value returned by sched_get_priority_min().

       Linux allows the static priority range 1 to 99 for the SCHED_FIFO and
       SCHED_RR policies, and the priority 0 for the remaining policies.
       Scheduling priority ranges for the various policies are not
       alterable.

       The range of scheduling priorities may vary on other POSIX systems,
       thus it is a good idea for portable applications to use a virtual
       priority range and map it to the interval given by
       sched_get_priority_max() and sched_get_priority_min POSIX.1 requires
       a spread of at least 32 between the maximum and the minimum values
       for SCHED_FIFO and SCHED_RR.

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

RETURN VALUE         top

       On success, sched_get_priority_max() and sched_get_priority_min()
       return the maximum/minimum priority value for the named scheduling
       policy.  On error, -1 is returned, and errno is set appropriately.

ERRORS         top

       EINVAL The argument policy does not identify a defined scheduling
              policy.

CONFORMING TO         top

       POSIX.1-2001, POSIX.1-2008.

SEE ALSO         top

       sched_getaffinity(2), sched_getparam(2), sched_getscheduler(2),
       sched_setaffinity(2), sched_setparam(2), sched_setscheduler(2),
       sched(7)

COLOPHON         top

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