[ntp:questions] TSC, default precision, FreeBSD

Dave Hart davehart at gmail.com
Sat Sep 5 22:01:42 UTC 2009


On Sep 5, 11:43 am, I took a shot and wrote:
> As you have
> noted, ntpd "fuzzes" every timestamp read from the system clock by
> using random bits instead of whatever the system clock returned for
> bits beyond the measured precision.

... and I flubbed that part.  Dr. Mills points out to questions@ that
NTP fuzzes below the resolution (sys_tick), not sys_precision:

http://lists.ntp.org/pipermail/questions/2009-September/024200.html

Cheers,
Dave Hart




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