Mimer SQL on Windows
Thread Priority Levels

The priority level for a thread is a scheduling weighting that is applied within the priority class of its owning process.

The thread priority levels are:

  • Idle
  • Lowest
  • Below Normal
  • Normal
  • Above Normal
  • Highest
  • Time Critical

The combination of process priority class and thread priority, defines a range of scheduling priorities with some overlap. The lowest thread priority in a priority class gives the same scheduling priority as the highest thread priority in the priority class that is one lower.

See the Win32 Programmers Reference for a more detailed discussion of thread priorities.

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