__ppc_get_timebase_freq

SYNOPSIS
       #include <sys/platform/ppc.h>

       uint64_t __ppc_get_timebase(void)

       uint64_t __ppc_get_timebase_freq(void);

DESCRIPTION
       __ppc_get_timebase()  reads the current value of the Time Base Register
       and returns its value, while __ppc_get_timebase_freq() returns the fre-
       quency in which the Time Base Register is updated.

       The Time Base Register is a 64-bit register provided by Power Architec-
       ture processors.  It stores a monotonically incremented value  that  is
       updated  at a system-dependent frequency that may be different from the
       processor frequency.

RETURN VALUE
       __ppc_get_timebase() returns a 64-bit unsigned integer that  represents
       the current value of the Time Base Register.

       __ppc_get_timebase_freq() returns a 64-bit unsigned integer that repre-
       sents the frequency at which the Time Base Register is updated.

VERSIONS
       GNU C Library support for __ppc_get_timebase() has been provided  since
       version  2.16  and  __ppc_get_timebase_freq()  has been available since
       version 2.17.

CONFORMING TO
       Both functions are nonstandard GNU extensions.

EXAMPLE
       The following program will calculate the time, in  microseconds,  spent
       between two calls to __ppc_get_timebase().

   Program source

       #include <inttypes.h>
       #include <stdint.h>
       #include <stdio.h>
       #include <stdlib.h>
       #include <sys/platform/ppc.h>

       /* Maximum value of the Time Base Register: 2^60 - 1.
          Source: POWER ISA.  */
       #define MAX_TB 0xFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF

       int
       main(void)
       {
           uint64_t tb1, tb2, diff;

           uint64_t freq = __ppc_get_timebase_freq();
               diff = (MAX_TB - tb2) + tb1;
           }

           printf("Elapsed time  = %1.2f usecs\n",
                   (double) diff * 1000000 / freq );

           exit(EXIT_SUCCESS);
       }

SEE ALSO
       time(2), usleep(3)

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