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PAPI_get_virt_cyc(3) PAPI PAPI_get_virt_cyc(3)
get virtual time counter value in clock cycles
If there is no master event set.
This will happen if the library has not been initialized, or
for threaded applications, if there has been no thread id
function defined by the PAPI_thread_init function.
For threaded applications, if there has not yet been any thread
specific master event created for the current thread, and if
the allocation of such an event set fails, the call will return
PAPI_ENOMEM or PAPI_ESYS .
This function returns the total number of virtual units from some
arbitrary starting point.
Virtual units accrue every time the process is running in user-mode on
behalf of the process.
Like the real time counters, this count is guaranteed to exist on every platform
However on some platforms, the resolution can be as bad as 1/Hz as defined
by the operating system.
s = PAPI_get_virt_cyc();
e = PAPI_get_virt_cyc();
printf("Process has run for cycles: %lld\n",e-s);
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