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System Calls                                       pset_create(2)

     pset_create, pset_destroy, pset_assign - manage sets of pro-

     #include <sys/pset.h>

     int pset_create(psetid_t *newpset);

     int pset_destroy(psetid_t pset);

     int pset_assign(psetid_t pset, processorid_t  cpu,  psetid_t

     These functions control the creation and management of  sets
     of  processors.   Processor  sets  allow  a  subset  of  the
     system's processors to be set aside  for  exclusive  use  by
     specified  LWPs  and  processes.  The  binding  of  LWPs and
     processes to processor sets is controlled by pset_bind(2).

     The pset_create() function creates an  empty  processor  set
     that  contains no processors.  On successful return, newpset
     will contain the ID of the new processor set.

     The pset_destroy() function destroys the processor set pset,
     releasing  its constituent processors and processes. If pset
     is PS_MYID, the processor set to which the caller  is  bound
     is destroyed.

     The pset_assign() function assigns the processor cpu to  the
     processor  set pset. A processor that has been assigned to a
     processor set will run only LWPs  and  processes  that  have
     been  explicitly bound to that processor set, unless another
     LWP requires a resource that is only available on that  pro-

     On successful return, if opset is non-null, opset will  con-
     tain the processor set ID of the former processor set of the

     If pset is PS_NONE,  pset_assign()  releases  processor  cpu
     from its current processor set.

     If pset is PS_QUERY, pset_assign() makes no change  to  pro-
     cessor  sets,  but  returns  the current processor set ID of
     processor cpu in opset.

     If pset is PS_MYID, processor cpu is assigned to the proces-
     sor  set to which the caller belongs. If the caller does not
     belong to a processor set, processor cpu  is  released  from
     its current processor set.

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System Calls                                       pset_create(2)

     These functions are restricted to super-user use, except for
     pset_assign() when pset is PS_QUERY.

     Upon successful completion, these functions return 0. Other-
     wise, -1 is returned and errno is set to indicate the error.

     These functions will fail if:

     EBUSY The processor could not be moved to the specified pro-
           cessor set.

           The location pointed to by newpset was not writable by
           the  user, or the location pointed to by opset was not
           NULL and not writable by the user.

           The specified processor does not exist, the  specified
           processor  is not on-line, or an invalid processor set
           was specified.

           There was insufficient space for pset_create to create
           a new processor set.

     EPERM The effective user  of  the  calling  process  is  not

     See attributes(5) for descriptions of the  following  attri-

    |       ATTRIBUTE TYPE        |       ATTRIBUTE VALUE       |
    | Interface Stability         | Stable                      |
    | MT-Level                    | Async-Signal-Safe           |

     psradm(1M),    psrinfo(1M),     psrset(1M),     p_online(2),
     processor_bind(2),      pset_bind     (2),     pset_info(2),
     pset_getloadavg(3C), attributes(5)

     Processors belonging to different  processor  sets  of  type
     PS_SYSTEM  (see pset_info(2)) cannot be assigned to the same
     processor set of type  PS_PRIVATE.  If  this  is  attempted,

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System Calls                                       pset_create(2)

     pset_assign() will fail and set errno to EINVAL.

     Processors with LWPs bound to them  using  processor_bind(2)
     cannot  be  assigned  to  a  new  processor set. If  this is
     attempted, pset_assign() will fail and set errno to EBUSY.

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