[ntp:questions] NTP & PPS, part 2 ;)

Harlan Stenn stenn at ntp.org
Sat Dec 13 00:02:14 UTC 2014

Rob writes:
> Harlan Stenn <stenn at ntp.org> wrote:
> > Rob writes:
> >> Harlan Stenn <stenn at ntp.org> wrote:
> >> > If you disgree and think NTP should provide the file all the time, then:
> >> >
> >> > - how do you propose we find out if the underlying API is really
> >> > provided in the currently-running kernel?
> >> 
> >> The source of the includefile does absolutely nothing in the ways of
> >> solving that problem!
> >
> > If the file isn't there we don't go looking for the API that isn't
> > there, either.
> >
> > Or am I missing something?
> The file is only used at build time.  It tells absolutely nothing
> about the kernel configuration, certainly not in the system the binary
> is running on.

You and I have completely different understandings about how APIs work
and what this header file is used for.

So you want *us* to add kernel-specific files to live along side
include/timepps-{SCO,Solaris,SunOS}.h, except you want *us* to deal with
tracking any changes caused by kernel updates?  It's interesting enough
that we have to do this for Windows.


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