Originally Posted by sindhu4sind
Now i want to get converted time in seconds.. how its possible to convert this elapsed time 1605 in seconds? or alternatively can you please tell me how many jiffies are in a second?
Thanks in advance..
looking for your nice response
As I understand things, a "jiffy" expresses the clock tick interval on the workstation under consideration. This means that it is tied to whichever processor and buss etc are in use that the time. Take a look at the following:
prompt$ dmesg | grep delay
[ 0.000006] Calibrating delay loop (skipped), value calculated using timer frequency.. 4983.93 BogoMIPS (lpj=9967860)
I don't know what "BogoMIPS" or "lpj" stand for either.
This item explains Bogo-MIPS: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bogomips and
offers a chart for processor comparison. There is also this Mini-HOWTO:
Can anyone explain "lpj=NNNN"?
I got this from my Intel® i5™ laptop. Someone more knowing that I might can get you closer to a real answer.
ASIDE -- A hundred years ago, I worked on VAX/VMS systems. We'd call them mainframes by today's standards.
They had a similar time unit called the "micro-fortnight". A "fortnight" being 14 days, that is 1,209,600 seconds making a micro-fortnight (14*24*60*60)/1.oE6 = 1.209 seconds. Something in VAX/VMS took some amount of time
that was just short of 1.209 seconds and so the name stuck. I forget what it was used for or why it was important.
Good luck and keep us posted on your results,