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IEEE Standards Interpretations for IEEE Std 1003.1c™-1995 IEEE Standard for Information Technology--Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX(R)) - System Application Program Interface (API) Amendment 2: Threads Extension (C Language)

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Interpretation Request #31
Topic: Dynamic Thread Scheduling Parameters Access, Description Relevant Clauses: 13.5.2.2

The pthread_getschedparam and pthread_setschedparam functions are specified to be available only if {_POSIX_THREAD_PRIORITY_SCHEDULING}; this is a problem related to the previous issue with Section 13.5.1. According to the intent of the working group, these functions should be available if {_POSIX_THREADS}. (However, if the resolution of the previous issue is to make all scheduling functions available only if {_POSIX_THREAD_PRIORITY_SCHEDULING}, then this section is correct as-is).

Interpretation Response
This was an informational note only, related to interpretation request #30. No interpretation was requested.

Rationale for Interpretation
None.