Home Articles FAQs XREF Games Software Instant Books BBS About FOLDOC RFCs Feedback Sitemap

wall time

You are here: irt.org | FOLDOC | wall time

(Or "wall clock time") 1. "Real world" time (what the clock on the wall shows), as opposed to the system clock's idea of time.

2. The real running time of a program, as opposed to the number of ticks required to execute it (on a time-sharing system these always differ, as no one program gets all the ticks, and on multiprocessor systems with good thread support one may get more processor time than real time).

[Jargon File]

Nearby terms: wall follower « wallpaper « wall plate « wall time » WAM » WAN » Wang Laboratories

FOLDOC, Topics, A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z, ?, ALL

©2018 Martin Webb