getrusage

This is a discussion on getrusage within the C Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; hello, I'm having trouble using getrusage, I am trying to use it to measure the resource usage and execution time ...

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    getrusage

    hello, I'm having trouble using getrusage, I am trying to use it to measure the resource usage and execution time of an algorithm. The structure "struct timeval ru_utime;" contained within the rusage structure should give me the information im looking for, but i dont know what this structure actually is, etc.

    could u pls tell me if this is the way this should be coded?

    <code>

    int who;
    rusage usage;
    FRAME message;

    who = RUSAGE_SELF;

    populate_data(message.data); /* populate the data */
    checksum_crc16(message.data, MAXSIZE); /* calculate checksum (algorithm to be tested for usage*/
    getrusage(who, usage);

    </code>

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