[ntp:questions] ntptime

Rob pse at nospam.com
Mon Oct 1 13:30:34 UTC 2007

According to the ntptime man page "This program is useful only with
special Kernels  described  in  the  A Kernel  Model  for  Precision 
Timekeeping  page."

Is there an easy way to know whether you have such a kernel?

I can run ntptime and get output.  (see below)  Does that mean I have a
special kernel?


[rob at myarch ~]$ ntptime
ntp_gettime() returns code 0 (OK)
  time caab7411.903f8000  Mon, Oct  1 2007  9:26:41.563, (.563469),
  maximum error 67254 us, estimated error 653 us
ntp_adjtime() returns code 0 (OK)
  modes 0x0 (),
  offset 3887.000 us, frequency 88.862 ppm, interval 1 s,
  maximum error 67254 us, estimated error 653 us,
  status 0x1 (PLL),
  time constant 6, precision 1.000 us, tolerance 512 ppm,

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