RTKITCTL(8) System Manager's Manual RTKITCTL(8)NAME
rtkitctl - Realtime Policy and Watchdog daemon control
RealtimeKit is a D-Bus system service that changes the scheduling policy of user processes/threads to SCHED_RR (i.e. realtime scheduling
mode) on request. It is intended to be used as a secure mechanism to allow real-time scheduling to be used by normal user processes.
OPTIONS -h, --help
Show a summary of options.
Reset real-time status of known threads.
Reset real-time status of all threads.
Start RealtimeKit if it is not running already.
Terminate running RealtimeKit daemon.
RealtimeKit was written by Lennart Poettering <email@example.com>.
July 1, 2009 RTKITCTL(8)
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CHRT(1) User Commands CHRT(1)NAME
chrt - manipulate the real-time attributes of a process
chrt [options] priority command [argument...]
chrt [options] -p [priority] pid
chrt sets or retrieves the real-time scheduling attributes of an existing pid, or runs command with the given attributes.
POLICIES -o, --other
Set scheduling policy to SCHED_OTHER. This is the default Linux scheduling policy.
Set scheduling policy to SCHED_FIFO.
Set scheduling policy to SCHED_RR. When no policy is defined, the SCHED_RR is used as the default.
Set scheduling policy to SCHED_BATCH (Linux-specific, supported since 2.6.16). The priority argument has to be set to zero.
Set scheduling policy to SCHED_IDLE (Linux-specific, supported since 2.6.23). The priority argument has to be set to zero.
Set scheduling policy to SCHED_DEADLINE (Linux-specific, supported since 3.14). The priority argument has to be set to zero. See
also --sched-runtime, --sched-deadline and --sched-period. The relation between the options required by the kernel is runtime <=
deadline <= period. chrt copies period to deadline if --sched-deadline is not specified and deadline to runtime if --sched-runtime
is not specified. It means that at least --sched-period has to be specified. See sched(7) for more details.
SCHEDULING OPTIONS -T, --sched-runtime nanoseconds
Specifies runtime parameter for SCHED_DEADLINE policy (Linux-specific).
-P, --sched-period nanoseconds
Specifies period parameter for SCHED_DEADLINE policy (Linux-specific).
-D, --sched-deadline nanoseconds
Specifies deadline parameter for SCHED_DEADLINE policy (Linux-specific).
Add SCHED_RESET_ON_FORK flag to the SCHED_FIFO or SCHED_RR scheduling policy (Linux-specific, supported since 2.6.31).
OPTIONS -a, --all-tasks
Set or retrieve the scheduling attributes of all the tasks (threads) for a given PID.
Show minimum and maximum valid priorities, then exit.
Operate on an existing PID and do not launch a new task.
Show status information.
Display version information and exit.
Display help text and exit.
The default behavior is to run a new command:
chrt priority command [arguments]
You can also retrieve the real-time attributes of an existing task:
chrt -p pid
Or set them:
chrt -r -p priority pid
A user must possess CAP_SYS_NICE to change the scheduling attributes of a process. Any user can retrieve the scheduling information.
Only SCHED_FIFO, SCHED_OTHER and SCHED_RR are part of POSIX 1003.1b Process Scheduling. The other scheduling attributes may be ignored on
Linux' default scheduling policy is SCHED_OTHER.
SEE ALSO nice(1), renice(1), taskset(1), sched(7)
See sched_setscheduler(2) for a description of the Linux scheduling scheme.
Robert Love <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Karel Zak <email@example.com>
The chrt command is part of the util-linux package and is available from https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/util-linux/.
util-linux January 2016 CHRT(1)