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Get current time in kernel

The way to get the current time in kernel is by calling current_kernel_time() from the linux/time.h file. There is a macro called CURRENT_TIME() which just calls current_kernel_time(). It saves a few cycles to call it directly. The return type will be timespec struct type.

timespec has 2 fields – seconds and nanoseconds.

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