[ntp:questions] Driver Help?

Karl Denninger karl at denninger.net
Wed Jun 13 15:25:54 UTC 2007


Maarten Wiltink wrote:
> "Karl Denninger" <karl at denninger.net> wrote in message
> news:sVJbi.122151$NK5.94621 at newsfe23.lga...
> [...]
>> The obvious question is "can a time source that outputs only with 1
>> second resolution and only when polled generate
>> sufficiently-high-quality reference time for the system to use it?"
> 
> Perhaps not on its own, but I can imagine a scheme where you look
> for its top-of-second point, by polling at random intervals or
> intervals of slightly more or less than one second.
> 
> If its internal clock is good enough, then given time it could be
> made acceptable. It's not unlike TSC interpolation.
> 
> Groetjes,
> Maarten Wiltink
> 
> 

That's kinda what I'm thinking.

If Multitech can't get me something better than what I have I may try to 
synthesize it with a daemon that attempts to "find" the change and then 
stuffs NTPD via a named pipe or something similar.

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Karl Denninger (karl at denninger.net)
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