Add a timeutils.time_monotonic() function

Registered by Victor Stinner on 2014-04-07

Using time.time() to compute timeouts is wrong. The elapsed time may be wrong on update of the system clock. A monotonic clock should be used to avoid this issue.

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Victor Stinner
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Gerrit topic: https://review.openstack.org/#q,topic:bp/time-monotonic,n,z

Addressed by: https://review.openstack.org/85717
    timeutils: add time_monotonic() function

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