[ntp:questions] Re: System clock

Brad Knowles brad at stop.mail-abuse.org
Sat Oct 8 09:44:19 UTC 2005

At 12:40 PM +0530 2005-10-08, SivaKumar Subramani wrote:

>  The requirement is to run a separate clock by the NTP process, which has
>  all the capability of system clock processing ( Simulator of a system
>  clock all together).

	As we've said before, NTP doesn't work this way.  There is no way 
to make NTP work this way.

>  Any comments on this requirement further. I hope the requirement is 
>very clear
>  now.I'm looking for suggestion and design input to implement system clock
>  processing in the user space program.

	You are fundamentally barking up the wrong tree.  Either drop the 
requirement for a separate clock, or find a protocol and an 
implementation that are more suitable to your needs.

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