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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] Win32 equivalent to GetTickCount systemcall (i386)
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    "David Engraf" <engraf.david@netcom-sicherheitstechnik.de> writes:

    > This patch adds a new systemcall on i386 architectures returning the jiffies
    > value to the application.
    > As a kernel developer you can use jiffies but from the user space there is
    > no equivalent function which counts every millisecond like the Win32
    > GetTickCount.

    You want a timer that never go backwards, right?

    Use clock_gettime(CLOCK_MONOTONIC). It's the POSIX way to do this.

    -Andi
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