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

Harlan Stenn stenn at ntp.org
Sat Dec 13 00:06:34 UTC 2014

Rob writes:
> Harlan Stenn <stenn at ntp.org> wrote:
> > Martin Burnicki writes:
> >> IMO the best approach would be to detect this at runtime.
> >
> > That means we'd need a header file...
> >
> > If I'm not mistaken (and it's getting late for me), if the header file
> > is missing we don't expect the API.  If the header file is present we
> > expect it to "do the right thing" and even then we check error returns
> > from the API.
> But the problem is the file is normally not there, even when the API is.

No, the problem is that it's not normally there on *linux* boxes where
the file is maintained in a separate package.

It *is* provided by the other OSes that implement this API.


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