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Name

sd_bus_message_get_monotonic_usec, sd_bus_message_get_realtime_usec, sd_bus_message_get_seqnum — Retrieve the sender timestamps and sequence number of a message

Synopsis

#include <systemd/sd-bus.h>
int sd_bus_message_get_monotonic_usec(sd_bus_message *message,
 uint64_t *usec);
 
int sd_bus_message_get_realtime_usec(sd_bus_message *message,
 uint64_t *usec);
 
int sd_bus_message_get_seqnum(sd_bus_message *message,
 uint64_t *seqnum);
 

Description

sd_bus_message_get_monotonic_usec() returns the monotonic timestamp of the time the message was sent. This value is in microseconds since the "CLOCK_MONOTONIC" epoch, see clock_gettime(2) for details.

Similar, sd_bus_message_get_realtime_usec() returns the realtime (wallclock) timestamp of the time the message was sent. This value is in microseconds since Jan 1st, 1970, i.e. in the "CLOCK_REALTIME" clock.

sd_bus_message_get_seqnum() returns the kernel-assigned sequence number of the message. The kernel assigns a global monotonically increasing sequence number to all messages sent on the local system. This sequence number is useful for determining message send order, even across different busses of the local system. The sequence number combined with the boot ID of the system (as returned by sd_id128_get_boot(3)) is a suitable globally unique identifier for bus messages.

These timestamps and the sequence number are attached to each message by the kernel and cannot be manipulated by the sender.

Note that these timestamps are only available on some bus transports, and only after support for them has been negotiated with the sd_bus_negotiate_timestamp(3) call.

Return Value

On success, these calls return 0 or a positive integer. On failure, these calls return a negative errno-style error code.

On success, the timestamp or sequence number is returned in the specified 64-bit unsigned integer variable.

Errors

Returned errors may indicate the following problems:

-EINVAL

A specified parameter is invalid.

-ENODATA

No timestamp or sequence number information is attached to the passed message. This error is returned if the underlying transport does not support timestamping or assigning of sequence numbers, or if this feature has not been negotiated with sd_bus_negotiate_timestamp(3).

Notes

The sd_bus_message_get_monotonic_usec(), sd_bus_message_get_realtime_usec(), and sd_bus_message_get_seqnum() interfaces are available as a shared library, which can be compiled and linked to with the libsystemd pkg-config(1) file.

See Also

systemd(1), sd-bus(3), sd_bus_new(3), sd_bus_negotiate_timestamp(3), clock_gettime(2), sd_id128_get_boot(3)