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Reading time from the high-resolution performance counter

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Reading time from the high-resolution performance counter

Postby FipS on Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:17 pm

Since I've been recently in an urgent need of having a precise time source on Windows, I wrote the routine blow involving QueryPerformanceCounter. Luckily, I had recalled the problems of reading from the counter across multiple cores and resolved the issue as shown below:

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double time_sec()
    static bool inited = false;
    static double freq;

        LARGE_INTEGER freq64;

            FS_THROW(Exception("High-resolution performance counter not available!"));

        freq = double(freq64.QuadPart);
        inited = true;

    // force the current thread to run on CPU1 in order to consistently read
    // the high-res counter on the same core, otherwise it's inaccurate
    //! \todo Check how this affect performance.
    const HANDLE current_thread = GetCurrentThread();
    const DWORD_PTR orig_affinity = SetThreadAffinityMask(current_thread, 1);
    FS_VERIFY(SetThreadAffinityMask(current_thread, orig_affinity)); // restore

    return double(time.QuadPart) / freq;
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