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Scheduling policy of a POSIX thread Vs kernel’s Completely Fair Scheduler when the thread is actually executing

I have some doubts about setting the policy of a thread and how that policy is going to be followed while it is executing. Pthread allows setting the scheduling policy of a thread to SCHED_FIFO/SCHED_RR/SCHED_OTHER. I am trying to understand how this user-set-policy works when the Linux kernel uses CFS as the default scheduler policy. Will the user-set-policy is going to be overriden to CFS when it is executing? If so , what is the use of pthread schedling policy?

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