|SCHED_GET_PRIORITY_MAX(2)||Linux Programmer's Manual||SCHED_GET_PRIORITY_MAX(2)|
int sched_get_priority_max(int policy);
int sched_get_priority_min(int policy);
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>.
- The argument policy does not identify a defined scheduling policy.