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

Harlan Stenn stenn at ntp.org
Sat Dec 13 00:23:45 UTC 2014

Paul writes:
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> On Dec 12, 2014 12:39 AM, "Harlan Stenn" <stenn at ntp.org> wrote:
> > It's an OS-specific file that should be provided by the OS if the
> > underlying API exists.
> To repeat what I reminded you of last time.  Linux *doesn't* have the
> API.  The macros in timepps provide the RFC compliant API.  The NTP
> developers should stop depending on the pps-tools maintainer to
> provide the macros and rewrite the module to use the native ioctl
> interface or ask the downstream maintainers to take on that task.

Who wants to do this work?

NTF will take it on after it gets funding for developers.  I'd love to
see that happen sooner rather than later.

> I still think the final responsibility lies with S1 operator so adding
> a note to the build doc with a link to the Git repo would also be
> reasonable.

I like this idea too.

In how many places should that be documented?  Where should it be
documented in the NTP distribution, or on any of the websites?
Harlan Stenn <stenn at ntp.org>
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