How should a RHEL 6.* kernel module in a KVM guest get a monotonically increasing high resolution timestamp

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Issue

  • IN RHEL 5, the function call
monotonic_clock()

was available to get a monotonically increasing high resolution timestamp in a KVM virtual machine.

  • However, that is no longer available in RHEL 6. How does one achieve this same functionality for kernel modules in RHEL 6?

Environment

  • RHEL 6
  • KVM virtual machine running RHEL

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