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SubjectRe: Jiffies from userspace
On Fri, Feb 01, 2002 at 12:33:21PM -0800, Jim wrote:
> reasonable way to get an estimate of the "current" value of the
> kernel's jiffies:
> set -- `cat /proc/self/stat`; echo ${22}
> The cat will start a new process, field 22? of its "stat" node
> under proc should have the jiffies value at the time the process
> was started; so the echo command execute "shortly" thereafter.
> But am I right about the struct of stat: Is that really in ${22}?

Assuming so try:

awk '{print $22}' /proc/self/stat

for a 'single process' version.

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