Section: POSIX Programmer's Manual (3P)
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--- get information about resource utilization
int getrusage(int who, struct rusage *r_usage);
function shall provide measures of the resources used by the current
process or its terminated and waited-for child processes. If the value
argument is RUSAGE_SELF, information shall be returned about resources
used by the current process. If the value of the
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
argument is a pointer to an object of type
in which the returned information is stored.
Upon successful completion,
shall return 0; otherwise, -1 shall be returned and
set to indicate the error.
function shall fail if:
The value of the
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);
The Base Definitions volume of POSIX.1-2008,
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