[ntp:hackers] ACTS and atoms
David L. Mills
mills at udel.edu
Tue Dec 14 18:50:55 PST 2004
The ACTS connect timeout is now 20 s up from 10 s. I was trying to keep
the entire call less than a minute in the interest of roaming laptops
and the fact the carriers charge in 1-m increments.
Mark suggested that, if the sequence increment between PPS signals is
not one, the sample be dropped. Good suggestion, but the sequence number
really isn't necessary, since it's the reported seconds increment that
matters. Also, since the poll interval does not exactly match the PPS
interval, the two intervals will precess past each other and some polls
will see zero, one and two PPS increments. Add to that the fact that the
range gate code was broken and comes the updated ACTS and atom drivers
now on the backroom.
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