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Manual Pages  — MICROUPTIME

NAME

binuptime, getbinuptime, microuptime, getmicrouptime, nanouptime, getnanouptime, sbinuptime, getsbinuptime – get the time elapsed since boot

CONTENTS

SYNOPSIS

#include <sys/time.h>

void
binuptime(struct bintime *bt);

void
getbinuptime(struct bintime *bt);

void
microuptime(struct timeval *tv);

void
getmicrouptime(struct timeval *tv);

void
nanouptime(struct timespec *ts);

void
getnanouptime(struct timespec *tsp);

sbintime_t
sbinuptime(void);

sbintime_t
getsbinuptime(void);

DESCRIPTION

The binuptime() and getbinuptime() functions store the time elapsed since boot as a struct bintime at the address specified by bt. The microuptime() and getmicrouptime() functions perform the same utility, but record the elapsed time as a struct timeval instead. Similarly the nanouptime() and getnanouptime() functions store the elapsed time as a struct timespec. The sbinuptime() and getsbinuptime() functions return the time elapsed since boot as a sbintime_t.

The binuptime(), microuptime(), nanouptime(), and sbinuptime() functions always query the timecounter to return the current time as precisely as possible. Whereas getbinuptime(), getmicrouptime(), getnanouptime(), and getsbinuptime() functions are abstractions which return a less precise, but faster to obtain, time.

The intent of the getbinuptime(), getmicrouptime(), getnanouptime(), and getsbinuptime() functions is to enforce the user's preference for timer accuracy versus execution time.

SEE ALSO

bintime(9), get_cyclecount(9), getbintime(9), getmicrotime(9), getnanotime(9), microtime(9), nanotime(9), tvtohz(9)

AUTHORS

This manual page was written by Kelly Yancey <Mt kbyanc@posi.net>.

MICROUPTIME (9) February 21, 2015

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