[ntp:questions] Dispaying nanoseconds
Richard B. gilbert
rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Thu Feb 15 19:48:17 UTC 2007
mills at udel.edu wrote:
> The vanilla ntptime shows precision, but it really should say
> resolution. By definition, precision is the time taken to read the
> system clock, ranging from 42 microseconds in a SPARC IPC to 500
> nanoseconds in a Sun Blade 1500.
That appears inconsistent with other NTP usage of precision, at least as
I've understood it. My understanding was that precision was the
smallest difference in time that the clock could represent; e.g. the
value of the least significant bit.
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