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FUNCTION::GET_CYCLES(3stap)	       Timestamp Functions	      FUNCTION::GET_CYCLES(3stap)

NAME
       function::get_cycles - Processor cycle count

SYNOPSIS
	   get_cycles:long()

ARGUMENTS
       None

DESCRIPTION
       This function returns the processor cycle counter value if available, else it returns
       zero. The cycle counter is free running and unsynchronized on each processor. Thus, the
       order of events cannot determined by comparing the results of the get_cycles function on
       different processors.

SystemTap Tapset Reference		    June 2014		      FUNCTION::GET_CYCLES(3stap)
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