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sd_event_now - Man Page

Retrieve current event loop iteration timestamp

Synopsis

#include <systemd/sd-event.h>

int sd_event_now(sd_event *event, clockid_t clock, uint64_t *usec);

Description

sd_event_now() returns the time when the most recent event loop iteration began. A timestamp is taken right after returning from the event sleep, and before dispatching any event sources. The event parameter specifies the event loop object to retrieve the timestamp from. The clock parameter specifies the clock to retrieve the timestamp for, and is one of CLOCK_REALTIME (or equivalently CLOCK_REALTIME_ALARM), CLOCK_MONOTONIC, or CLOCK_BOOTTIME (or equivalently CLOCK_BOOTTIME_ALARM), see clock_gettime(2) for more information on the various clocks. The retrieved timestamp is stored in the usec parameter, in μs since the clock's epoch. If this function is invoked before the first event loop iteration, the current time is returned, as reported by clock_gettime(). To distinguish this case from a regular invocation the return value will be positive, and zero when the returned timestamp refers to an actual event loop iteration.

Return Value

If the first event loop iteration has not run yet sd_event_now() writes current time to usec and returns a positive return value. Otherwise, it will write the requested timestamp to usec and return 0. On failure, the call returns a negative errno-style error code.

Errors

Returned values may indicate the following problems:

-EINVAL

An invalid parameter was passed.

-EOPNOTSUPP

Unsupported clock type.

-ECHILD

The event loop object was created in a different process, library or module instance.

Notes

Functions described here are available as a shared library, which can be compiled against and linked to with the libsystemd pkg-config(1) file.

The code described here uses getenv(3), which is declared to be not multi-thread-safe. This means that the code calling the functions described here must not call setenv(3) from a parallel thread. It is recommended to only do calls to setenv() from an early phase of the program when no other threads have been started.

History

sd_event_now() was added in version 229.

See Also

systemd(1), sd-event(3), sd_event_new(3), sd_event_add_time(3), clock_gettime(2)

Referenced By

sd-event(3), sd_event_add_child(3), sd_event_add_defer(3), sd_event_add_inotify(3), sd_event_add_io(3), sd_event_add_signal(3), sd_event_add_time(3), systemd.directives(7), systemd.index(7).

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