GETRUSAGE(3P) POSIX Programmer's Manual GETRUSAGE(3P)
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getrusage - get information about resource utilization
int getrusage(int who, struct rusage *r_usage);
The getrusage() function shall provide measures of the resources used by the current process or its terminated and waited-for child pro-
cesses. If the value of the who argument is RUSAGE_SELF, information shall be returned about resources used by the current process. If the
value of the who argument is RUSAGE_CHILDREN, information shall be returned about resources used by the terminated and waited-for children
of the current process. If the child is never waited for (for example, if the parent has SA_NOCLDWAIT set or sets SIGCHLD to SIG_IGN), the
resource information for the child process is discarded and not included in the resource information provided by getrusage().
The r_usage argument is a pointer to an object of type struct rusage in which the returned information is stored.
Upon successful completion, getrusage() shall return 0; otherwise, -1 shall be returned and errno set to indicate the error.
The getrusage() function shall fail if:
EINVAL The value of the who argument is not valid.
The following sections are informative.
The following example returns information about the resources used by the current process.
int who = RUSAGE_SELF;
struct rusage usage;
ret = getrusage(who, &usage);
exit(), sigaction(), time(), times(), wait(), the Base Definitions volume of IEEE Std 1003.1-2001, <sys/resource.h>
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