FAQ / How do I run RSF-1 with realtime scheduling priority inside a Solaris 10 Zone?

By default, Solaris 10 zones run without the proc_priocntl privilege
which is a pre-requisite for running RSF-1 inside a zone in real-time
scheduling mode. To see which system privileges a zone has been granted,
run the command ppriv –lv zone inside the corresponding
zone and look for the following entry:

proc_priocntl

        Allows a
process to elevate its priority above its current level.

        Allows a
process to change its scheduling class to any scheduling class,

        including
the RT class.

If the proc_priocntl entry above
does not appear, the corresponding privilege has not been granted inside the
zone. To grant the proc_priocntl privilege to
a zone (and thus allow RSF-1 to run in real time mode), add it from the global zone with the zonecfg command:

[zippy:/]# zonecfg -z testzone

zonecfg:testzone> set limitpriv=default,proc_priocntl

zonecfg:testzone> verify

zonecfg:testzone> commit

zonecfg:testzone> exit

The next time the zone is booted, the proc_priocntl privilege will
have been granted thereby allowing RSF-1 to run inside the zone with real-time scheduling
priority (provided REALTIME n has been defined in the RSF-1
configuration file).

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