Set the overhead for tracing system calls

-O option is used to set the overhead for tracing system calls, and the unit is microseconds (us). The following is excerpted from manual:

This is useful for overriding the default heuristic for guessing how much time is spent in mere measuring when timing system calls using the -c option. The accuracy of the heuristic can be gauged by timing a given program run without tracing (using time(1)) and comparing the accumulated system call time to the total produced using -c.

Check the source code:

    ts_mul(&dtv, &overhead, counts[i].calls);
    ts_sub(&counts[i].time, &counts[i].time, &dtv);

The overhead time is subtracted from the total consuming time, and this option just makes sure the measure of time spent on system calls to be more accurate.

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