AsmTimer software is a program timer of dubious worth.
Linux is a difficult system to get accurate timing information without patching the kernel and writing special programs. Asmtimer trys to solve this problem by using averages and repeated executions. It appears to be useful for comparing programs.
HOW IT WORKS
AsmTimer reads the system time before executing a program and again after it complets. This time is saved in an array for each time a program is timed. Also information from the kernel is collected and stored in the same array.
The timed program is executed in a shell (such as bash) and the time to load the shell is included. The shell load time can be calculated and subtracted out if necessary, see hints.
After all timing runs have been completed the averages
are computed and the array sorted. Information from the array is then displayed.
What's New in This Release:
· This release fixes some minor display bugs and adds GPL3 notes.