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Synchronize your computer’s clock using the NTP

Coordinated Universal Time The Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) is the universally accepted time standard based on atomic clocks with leap seconds added judiciously to keep it in tune with the traditional solar time. The UTC is available as standard from designated national measurement institutes (NMIs) in most countries. It is used as the standard by …

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Linux process execution time

Execution time A process has an execution time associated with it. The execution time comprises of two parts, the user time and the system time. The user time is the time spent by the CPU in executing instructions in user mode. The system time is the time spent by the CPU in executing instructions on …

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Calendar Time Under Linux

1.0 The system calendar time since the Epoch, 1970-01-01 00:00:00, UTC The Linux kernel maintains a system calendar time, which is initialized from the hardware real time clock (RTC) at the boot time and is incremented with the timer interrupt. The system calendar time is the number of seconds passed since January 1, 1970 00:00:00 …

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Software Project Estimates, Timelines and Deadlines

More software projects have gone awry for lack of calendar time than for all other causes combined. Frederick P. Brooks Work happens slowly. Why get impatient? No matter how much you water the trees, the fruits will come only at the right time. Kabir To cook well requires a certain amount of time. If you …

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