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Old 09-03-2005, 09:55 AM   #1
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Question High resolution clock


How can I get a high resolution time, ie. something similar to times(), but at a much higher resolution (microseconds would be ideal, milliseconds are too long). Requirements:
1) It doesn't have to be wall time.
2) It mustn't be processor time but real time.
3) The above described resolution.
4) If possible, it should be POSIX-compliant or similar, ie. not only available on Linux.

I couldn't find anything fitting, neither with Google nor in this forum.
 
Old 09-03-2005, 10:05 AM   #2
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RTC?
 
Old 09-03-2005, 10:57 AM   #3
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Have you looked at setitimer()?
 
Old 09-03-2005, 02:13 PM   #4
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@Matir: No, I haven't, but it seems that setitimer() is a timer, but I need a clock.

@Linux.tar.gz: What frequency does the RTC have? For mplayer I have set it to 1024, I suppose these are Hertz. That's as inaccurate as SDL's SDL_GetTicks() (I'm programming a game and need a time source to measure fps).


I remember there were two API functions in Windows: QueryPerformanceCounter() and QueryPerformanceFreq(). Is there anything similar in Linux?
 
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Mmm i suggest you to post another thread named "Need a time source to measure fps", and link it to this one.
 
  


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