Manually assigns processes to a class or cancels prior manual assignments for processes.
Workload Manager Library (libwlm.a)
int wlm_assign ( args)
struct wlm_assign *args;
The wlm_assign subroutine:
The target processes are identified by their process ID (pid) or by their process group ID (pgid). The wlm_assign subroutine allows specifying processes using a list of pids, a list of pgids, or both.
The name of a valid superclass or subclass must be specified to manually assign the target processes to a class. If the target class is a superclass, each process is assigned to one of the subclasses of the specified superclass according to the assignment rules for the subclasses of this superclass.
A manual assignment remains in effect (and a process remains in its manually assigned class) until:
The name of a valid superclass or subclass must be specified to manually assign the target processes to a class. The assignment can be done or canceled at the superclass level, the subclass level, or both. The interactions between automatic assignment, inheritance and manual assignment are detailed in the Manual Assignment in AIX 5L Version 5.1 System Management Concepts: Operating System and Devices.
Flags in the wa_versflags field described below are used to specify if the requested operation is an assignment or cancellation and at which level.
To assign a process to a class or cancel a prior manual assignment, the caller must have authority both on the process and on the target class. These constraints translate into the following:
This defines three levels of privilege among the persons who can manually assign processes to classes, root being the highest. For a user to modify or terminate a manual assignment, the user must be at the same level of privilege as the person who issued the last manual assignment, or higher.
|args||Specifies the address of the struct wlm_assign data structure containing the parameters for the desired class assignment.|
The following fields of the wlm_args structure and the embedded
substructures can be provided:
|wa_versflags||Needs to be initialized with WLM_VERSION. The flags
values available, defined in the sys/wlm.h header file,
|wa_pids||Specifies the address of the array containing the process IDs of processes to be manually assigned. When this list is empty, a NULL pointer can be passed together with a count of zero (0).|
|wa_pid_count||Specifies the number of PIDS in the above array. Could be zero (0) if using only pgids to identify the processes.|
|wa_pgids||Specifies the address of the array containing the process group identifiers (pids) of processes to be manually assigned. When this list is empty, a NULL pointer can be passed together with a count of zero (0).|
|wa_pgid_count||Specifies the number of PGIDs in the above array. Could be zero (0) if using only pids to identify the processes. If both pids and pgids counts are zero (0), no process is assigned, but the operation is considered successful.|
|wa_classname||Specifies the full name of the superclass (super_name) or the subclass (super_name.sub_name) of the class you want to manually assign processes to. The class name field is ignored when canceling an existing manual assignment.|
Upon successful completion, the wlm_assign subroutine returns a value of 0. If the wlm_assign subroutine is unsuccessful, a non-0 value is returned. The routine is considered successful if some of the target processes are not found, (to account for process terminations) or are not assigned/deassigned due to a lack of privileges, for instance. If none of the processes in the lists can be assigned/deassigned, this is considered an error.
For a list of the possible error codes returned by the WLM API functions, see the description of the wlm.h header file.
Manual Assignment and Workload Manager Application Programming Interface in AIX 5L Version 5.1 System Management Concepts: Operating System and Devices.