[ntp:questions] enable calibrate?

unruh unruh at invalid.ca
Tue Nov 15 22:33:37 UTC 2011


On 2011-11-15, Dave Hart <hart at ntp.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 15, 2011 at 18:17, unruh <unruh at invalid.ca> wrote:
>> On 2011-11-15, Dave Hart <hart at ntp.org> wrote:
>>> The earliest http://doc.ntp.org/ snapshot referencing "enable calibrate" is:
>>>
>>> http://doc.ntp.org/4.1.0/miscopt.htm
>>
>> And the http://doc.ntp.org/4.1.0/refclock.htm under Driver Calibration.
>
> Thank you, I'm ashamed I missed that.  I did look at that page
> briefly, and I overlooked what I was searching for.  I was looking to
> see if the information was in a similar place to where it is in
> ntp-dev's refclock.html -- right before the list of drivers.  The
> intervening Performance Enhancements section was enough to foil my
> hasty check.
>
>>> That page has a better description of the general idea than either
>>> miscopt.html or refclock.html in the current documentation. ?4.1.0's
>>> diff (not tarball) was cut 1-Aug-2001.
>
> And http://doc.ntp.org/4.1.0/refclock.htm has a _much_ better
> description than what's in ntp-dev now.  It seems to me both pages'
> calibration content should be placed in ntp-dev's documentation, and
> the code should be changed to allow calibration to other than ATOM.
> Thanks again for catching my oversight.

It was you who showed where the good documentation is. Certainly
everywhere else I looked including the source code, it was pretty
incomprehensible. 


>
> Cheers,
> Dave Hart



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