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SubjectRe: a faster way to gettimeofday?


Davide Libenzi wrote:

> On Tue, 5 Mar 2002, Ben Greear wrote:
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>>I have a program that I very often need to calculate the current
>>time, with milisecond accuracy. I've been using gettimeofday(),
>>but gprof shows it's taking a significant (10% or so) amount of
>>time. Is there a faster (and perhaps less portable?) way to get
>>the time information on x86? My program runs as root, so should
>>have any permissions it needs to use some backdoor hack if that
>>helps!
>>
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> If you're on x86 you can use collect rdtsc samples and convert them to ms.
> You'll get even more then ms accuracy.


Can I do this from user space? If so, any examples or docs
you can point me to?

Also, I'm looking primarily for a speed increase, not an accuracy
increase.

Thanks for the response!

Ben


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