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GETRUSAGE(2)		   Linux Programmers Manual		 GETRUSAGE(2)

       getrusage - get resource usage


       int getrusage(int who, struct rusage *usage);

       getrusage()  returns  resource usage measures for who, which can be one
       of the following:

	      Return resource usage statistics for the calling process,  which
	      is the sum of resources used by all threads in the process.

	      Return resource usage statistics for all children of the calling
	      process that have terminated and been waited for.  These statis
	      tics  will include the resources used by grandchildren, and fur
	      ther removed descendants, if all of the intervening  descendants
	      waited on their terminated children.

       RUSAGE_THREAD (since Linux 2.6.26)
	      Return resource usage statistics for the calling thread.

       The  resource usages are returned in the structure pointed to by usage,
       which has the following form:

	   struct rusage {
	       struct timeval ru_utime; /* user time used */
	       struct timeval ru_stime; /* system time used */
	       long   ru_maxrss;	/* maximum resident set size */
	       long   ru_ixrss; 	/* integral shared memory size */
	       long   ru_idrss; 	/* integral unshared data size */
	       long   ru_isrss; 	/* integral unshared stack size */
	       long   ru_minflt;	/* page reclaims */
	       long   ru_majflt;	/* page faults */
	       long   ru_nswap; 	/* swaps */
	       long   ru_inblock;	/* block input operations */
	       long   ru_oublock;	/* block output operations */
	       long   ru_msgsnd;	/* messages sent */
	       long   ru_msgrcv;	/* messages received */
	       long   ru_nsignals;	/* signals received */
	       long   ru_nvcsw; 	/* voluntary context switches */
	       long   ru_nivcsw;	/* involuntary context switches */

       On success, zero is returned.  On error, -1 is returned, and  errno  is
       set appropriately.

       EFAULT usage points outside the accessible address space.

       EINVAL who is invalid.

       SVr4,  4.3BSD.	POSIX.1-2001 specifies getrusage(), but only specifies
       the fields ru_utime and ru_stime.

       RUSAGE_THREAD is Linux-specific.

       Including  is not required these days, but increases porta
       bility.	(Indeed, struct timeval is defined in .)

       In Linux kernel versions before 2.6.9, if the disposition of SIGCHLD is
       set to SIG_IGN then the resource usages of child processes are automat
       ically  included  in  the  value  returned by RUSAGE_CHILDREN, although
       POSIX.1-2001 explicitly prohibits this.	This non-conformance is recti
       fied in Linux 2.6.9 and later.

       The structure definition shown at the start of this page was taken from
       4.3BSD Reno.  Not all fields are meaningful under Linux.  In Linux  2.4
       only  the fields ru_utime, ru_stime, ru_minflt, and ru_majflt are main
       tained.	Since Linux 2.6, ru_nvcsw and ru_nivcsw are also maintained.

       See also the description of /proc/PID/stat in proc(5).

       getrlimit(2), times(2), wait(2), wait4(2)

       This page is part of release 3.05 of the Linux  man-pages  project.   A
       description  of	the project, and information about reporting bugs, can
       be found at http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/.

Linux				  2008-07-15			  GETRUSAGE(2)

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