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NAME         top

       __ppc_set_ppr_med,     __ppc_set_ppr_very_low,     __ppc_set_ppr_low,
       __ppc_set_ppr_med_low, __ppc_set_ppr_med_high - Set the Program  Pri‐
       ority Register

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <sys/platform/ppc.h>

       void __ppc_set_ppr_med(void);
       void __ppc_set_ppr_very_low(void);
       void __ppc_set_ppr_low(void);
       void __ppc_set_ppr_med_low(void);
       void __ppc_set_ppr_med_high(void);

DESCRIPTION         top

       These functions provide access to the Program Priority Register (PPR)
       on the Power architecture.

       The PPR is a 64-bit register that controls the program's priority.
       By adjusting the PPR value the programmer may improve system
       throughput by causing system resources to be used more efficiently,
       especially in contention situations.  The available unprivileged
       states are covered by the following functions:

       *  __ppc_set_ppr_med() sets the Program Priority Register value to
          medium (default).

       *  __ppc_set_ppr_very_low() sets the Program Priority Register value
          to very low.

       *  __ppc_set_ppr_low() sets the Program Priority Register value to

       *  __ppc_set_ppr_med_low() sets the Program Priority Register value
          to medium low.

       The privileged state medium high may also be set during certain time
       intervals by problem-state (unprivileged) programs, with the
       following function:

       *  __ppc_set_ppr_med_high() sets the Program Priority to medium high.

       If the program priority is medium high when the time interval expires
       or if an attempt is made to set the priority to medium high when it
       is not allowed, the priority is set to medium.

VERSIONS         top

       The functions __ppc_set_ppr_med(), __ppc_set_ppr_low() and
       __ppc_set_ppr_med_low() are provided by glibc since version 2.18.
       The functions __ppc_set_ppr_very_low() and __ppc_set_ppr_med_high()
       first appeared in glibc in version 2.23.

ATTRIBUTES         top

       For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see

       │Interface                  Attribute     Value   │
       │__ppc_set_ppr_med(),       │ Thread safety │ MT-Safe │
       │__ppc_set_ppr_very_low(),  │               │         │
       │__ppc_set_ppr_low(),       │               │         │
       │__ppc_set_ppr_med_low(),   │               │         │
       │__ppc_set_ppr_med_high()   │               │         │

CONFORMING TO         top

       These functions are nonstandard GNU extensions.

NOTES         top

       The functions __ppc_set_ppr_very_low() and __ppc_set_ppr_med_high()
       will be defined by <sys/platform/ppc.h> if _ARCH_PWR8 is defined.
       Availability of these functions can be tested using #ifdef

SEE ALSO         top


       Power ISA, Book II - Section 3.1 (Program Priority Registers)

COLOPHON         top

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