[ntp:questions] (no subject)

David Woolley david at ex.djwhome.demon.co.uk.invalid
Fri Apr 3 23:45:46 UTC 2009

Varrun Ashok wrote:
> Hello everybody,   Why does ntp (ntp-4.2.4p4 in specific) require an operating
> system? I use embedded Linux (kernel-2.6.23-rc3+Busybox+grub) to run ntpd and
> ntpq.I would like to run NTP (ntpd and ntpq) in a product developent kit of
> LPC 2378 microcontroller that does not have support for uClinux,Linux or
> WINCE.Is it possible?Can I use a part of the source code inside the
> ntp4.2.4p4.tar.gz package and compile it and run it without any OS.Please give
> me your suggestions,links and other materials that answer the above
> questions.

The software clock is an abstraction created by the operating system. 
If you have a software clock you have some sort of operating system. 
So, if you don't have an OS, you have no need for ntpd!   You just have 
to port nptd to that OS.

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