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

Martin Burnicki martin.burnicki at meinberg.de
Tue Dec 16 13:52:16 UTC 2014

Harlan Stenn wrote:
> Rob writes:
>> 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.

Sorry, I agree with Rob here.

> 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.

In the past there may have been reasons to check this at compile time, 
but as I've already pointed out in another posting the checks could at 
least be made at runtime on system which likely provide a PPS API 
conforming to the RFC.


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