GetTickCount

Created the Monday 18 March 2019. Updated 3 years, 10 months ago.

This is typical timing function which is used to measure time needed to execute some function/instruction set. If the difference is more than fixed threshold, the process exits.

GetTickCount reads from the KUSER_SHARED_DATA page. This page is mapped read-only into the user mode range of the virtual address and read-write in the kernel range. The system clock tick updates the system time, which is stored directly in this page.

ZwGetTickCount is used the same way as GetTickCount. Using KiGetTickCount is faster than calling ZwGetTickCount, but slightly slower than reading from the KUSER_SHARED_DATA page directly.


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U0125

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gettickcount


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