ProcessUNIX: Use monotonic clock in kwsysProcessTimeGetCurrent() for POSIX
While a process is running, it is possible for other processes such as NTP to alter the system clock in large jumps. To make the measurement of how long a process has taken to run impervious to such large jumps it is helpful to use a monotonic clock. This is a clock that takes an arbitrary starting point that does not change. clock_gettime() is a POSIX method that implements this clock. This is not available on all platforms, so this commit adds a check for its presence. If the monotonic timer is available, use that in kwsysProcessTimeGetCurrent(), otherwise falls back to previous non-monotonic behaviour.
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