Function

GLibget_monotonic_time

Declaration

gint64
g_get_monotonic_time (
  void
)

Description

Queries the system monotonic time.

The monotonic clock will always increase and doesn’t suffer discontinuities when the user (or NTP) changes the system time. It may or may not continue to tick during times where the machine is suspended.

We try to use the clock that corresponds as closely as possible to the passage of time as measured by system calls such as poll() but it may not always be possible to do this.

Available since:2.28

Return value

Returns: gint64
 

The monotonic time, in microseconds.