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MICROUPTIME(9)		 BSD Kernel Developer's	Manual		MICROUPTIME(9)

NAME
     binuptime,	getbinuptime, microuptime, getmicrouptime, nanouptime,
     getnanouptime -- get the time elapsed since boot

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);

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

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

SEE ALSO
     bintime(9), getbintime(9),	getmicrotime(9), getnanotime(9), microtime(9),
     nanotime(9), tvtohz(9)

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

BSD			      September	16, 2004			   BSD

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