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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>.