Assigning the priority of services during the boot process

Linux provides the following choices for Process Scheduling:

  • SCHED_FIFO: Static Priority scheduling
  • SCHED_RR: round-robin variant of the SCHED_FIFO
  • SCHED_OTHER: default scheduling policy which uses the Completely Fair Scheduler (CFS)
  • SCHED_BATCH: for “batch” style execution of processes
  • SCHED_IDLE: for running very low priority background jobs

Usually to check and assign policies we use the chrt command, for example:

Checking Current policy of PID 1012:

# chrt -p 1012
pid 1012's current scheduling policy: SCHED_OTHER
pid 1012's current scheduling priority: 0

Assigning Policy FIFO with priority 50 to PID 1012:

#chrt -fifo -p 50 1-12 # chrt -p 1012
pid 1012's current scheduling policy: SCHED_FIFO
pid 1012's current scheduling priority: 50


But if we want a service to always have the same Scheduling policy, we may modify systemd service file as follows:


Then reloading daemon  (systemctl daemon-reload) and restarting service will show our service with new scheduling.


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