PPS undersampling

Eric S. Raymond esr at thyrsus.com
Wed Aug 24 00:07:21 UTC 2016

Gary E. Miller <gem at rellim.com>:
> Sadly, PPS with the current algorithm should bump up to sampling every
> one-half second.  Some even want 10 Hz or even 100 Hz.
> Let us leave it on the long-term to-do list and not hash over it now.
> The subject is complicated and contentious.  Way too many moving parts
> in a core chunk of the code to touch without TESTFRAME.  I also expect
> TESTFRAME will smoke out some of these issues and also have its own
> different timer loop needs.

Hm. I think I get it - and you've just added a pretty powerful reason to
eventually pull the refclocks into a separate daemon by telling me I need to
get ntpd itself out of the PPS-watching business entirely in order to get
rid of that timer.
		<a href="http://www.catb.org/~esr/">Eric S. Raymond</a>
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