[ntp:questions] Re: TSC feature

Ulrich Windl Ulrich.Windl at RZ.Uni-Regensburg.DE
Mon Sep 1 12:55:05 UTC 2003


You just need a good clock and accurate timestamping. With ia32, TSC
is the easiest way to get both. You could build a 128bit counter with
some high clock rate and read that counter with software go get both,
high precision time and timestamping...

Regards,
Ulrich

"Xuehuan Li" <libryant at hotmail.com> writes:

> i checked the config.in in the arch/i386, and found the 486 CPU really
> did not support TSC feature. now the question is:
> 1. must the ntp and the nano kernel support TSC feature?
> 2. what's the basic hardware requirement when we run the ntpd and the
> nano kernel with pps? i means in the i386 architecture.
> 
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