[ntp:questions] Re: Tinker and tos configuration commands....

Brad Knowles brad at stop.mail-abuse.org
Mon Feb 7 21:23:10 UTC 2005

At 8:56 PM +0000 2005-02-07, brad at shub-internet.org wrote:

>  I know we're talking about floating point math, in which nothing is ever
>  exact.  However, what I'm saying here is that I think we want to give
>  ourselves the best possible chance to be able to detect when we are
>  absolutely within the limits, and then take other action (as appropriate)
>  when we reach or exceed the limits.

	In this particular case, I believe that changing these 
comparisons to strict less-than and greater-than will allow us to 
detect a drift file that has been pegged at 500, and to do the 
appropriate thing with that -- toss it and recalculate.

Brad Knowles, <brad at stop.mail-abuse.org>

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