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NAME

       getrusage - get resource usage

SYNOPSIS

       #include <sys/time.h>
       #include <sys/resource.h>

       int getrusage(int who, struct rusage *usage);

DESCRIPTION

       getrusage()  returns  current  resource  usages,  for  a  who of either
       RUSAGE_SELF or RUSAGE_CHILDREN.  The former asks for resources used  by
       the  calling  process,  the  latter  for resources used by those of its
       children that have terminated and have been waited for.

           struct rusage {
               struct timeval ru_utime; /* user time used */
               struct timeval ru_stime; /* system time used */
               long   ru_maxrss;        /* maximum resident set size */
               long   ru_ixrss;         /* integral shared memory size */
               long   ru_idrss;         /* integral unshared data size */
               long   ru_isrss;         /* integral unshared stack size */
               long   ru_minflt;        /* page reclaims */
               long   ru_majflt;        /* page faults */
               long   ru_nswap;         /* swaps */
               long   ru_inblock;       /* block input operations */
               long   ru_oublock;       /* block output operations */
               long   ru_msgsnd;        /* messages sent */
               long   ru_msgrcv;        /* messages received */
               long   ru_nsignals;      /* signals received */
               long   ru_nvcsw;         /* voluntary context switches */
               long   ru_nivcsw;        /* involuntary context switches */
           };

RETURN VALUE

       On success, zero is returned.  On error, -1 is returned, and  errno  is
       set appropriately.

ERRORS

       EFAULT usage points outside the accessible address space.

       EINVAL who is invalid.

CONFORMING TO

       SVr4,  4.3BSD.   POSIX.1-2001 specifies getrusage(), but only specifies
       the fields ru_utime and ru_stime.

NOTES

       Including <sys/time.h>  is  not  required  these  days,  but  increases
       portability.  (Indeed, struct timeval is defined in <sys/time.h>.)

       In Linux kernel versions before 2.6.9, if the disposition of SIGCHLD is
       set to  SIG_IGN  then  the  resource  usages  of  child  processes  are
       automatically  included  in  the  value  returned  by  RUSAGE_CHILDREN,
       although POSIX.1-2001 explicitly prohibits this.  This  non-conformance
       is rectified in Linux 2.6.9 and later.

       The structure definition shown at the start of this page was taken from
       4.3BSD Reno.  Not all fields are meaningful under Linux.  In Linux  2.4
       only  the  fields  ru_utime,  ru_stime,  ru_minflt,  and  ru_majflt are
       maintained.   Since  Linux  2.6,  ru_nvcsw  and  ru_nivcsw   are   also
       maintained.

SEE ALSO

       getrlimit(2), times(2), wait(2), wait4(2), time(7)

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