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SET DSKPRI Command
The SET DSKPRI command allows privileged users to set the
priority for their job's disk operations (data transfers and head
positionings). The standard priority is 0, and the range of
permissible values is -3 to +3. This means that a priority lower
than the standard can be specified as well as one higher than the
standard. The priority specified applies to all disk I/O
channels currently open or subsequently opened whose priority has
not been explicitly set with a DISK. monitor call. For more
information, see the TOPS-10 Monitor Calls Manual.
The priority specified in the SET DSKPRI command remains in
effect until one of the following occurs:
o Another SET DSKPRI command is given with a different
o A KJOB command is issued.
o Your program overrides the SET DSKPRI command by issuing a
DISK. monitor call with a different priority.
SET DSKPRI n
Where: n is a decimal number from -3 to +3 indicating the
priority to be associated with your job's disk
operations. When n is 0, the priority is the normal
The SET DSKPRI command:
Leaves your terminal at monitor level.
The privileges required for using this command are determined by
bits 1 and 2 of the privilege word, .GTPRV. These two bits
specify an octal number from 0-3. You are always allowed a 0
Set your priority to 2.
.SET DSKPRI 2<RET>