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posix_spawnattr_getschedpolicy, posix_spawnattr_setschedpolicy — get
and set the spawn-schedpolicy attribute of a spawn attributes object
int posix_spawnattr_getschedpolicy(const posix_spawnattr_t
*restrict attr, int *restrict schedpolicy);
int posix_spawnattr_setschedpolicy(posix_spawnattr_t *attr,
The posix_spawnattr_getschedpolicy() function shall obtain the value of
the spawn-schedpolicy attribute from the attributes object referenced
The posix_spawnattr_setschedpolicy() function shall set the spawn-
schedpolicy attribute in an initialized attributes object referenced by
The spawn-schedpolicy attribute represents the scheduling policy to be
assigned to the new process image in a spawn operation (if
POSIX_SPAWN_SETSCHEDULER is set in the spawn-flags attribute). The
default value of this attribute is unspecified.
Upon successful completion, posix_spawnattr_getschedpolicy() shall
return zero and store the value of the spawn-schedpolicy attribute of
attr into the object referenced by the schedpolicy parameter; other‐
wise, an error number shall be returned to indicate the error.
Upon successful completion, posix_spawnattr_setschedpolicy() shall
return zero; otherwise, an error number shall be returned to indicate
These functions may fail if:
EINVAL The value specified by attr is invalid.
The posix_spawnattr_setschedpolicy() function may fail if:
EINVAL The value of the attribute being set is not valid.
The following sections are informative.
These functions are part of the Spawn and Process Scheduling options
and need not be provided on all implementations.
SEE ALSOposix_spawn(), posix_spawnattr_destroy(), posix_spawnattr_getsigde‐
fault(), posix_spawnattr_getflags(), posix_spawnattr_getpgroup(),
The Base Definitions volume of POSIX.1‐2008, <sched.h>, <spawn.h>
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