How the KERNEL_PLL switch kills TESTFRAME

Eric S. Raymond esr at
Thu Sep 29 04:07:25 UTC 2016

Gary E. Miller <gem at>:
> Yo Eric!
> On Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:24:10 -0400
> "Eric S. Raymond" <esr at> wrote:
> > Remember, you can't even *build* the KERNEL_PLL version on a platform
> > without adjtimex(2).  
> The linux man page for adjtimex(2) says that ntp_adjtime() is preferred.

Which I find strange.  Preferred for portability, maybe, but
adjtimex() is strictly more powerful.

> What system has adjtimex(2) and not ntp_adjtime(2)?

None that I know of.  I doubt any such exost. because if you have
adjtimex(2) you can implement ntp_adjtime(2) with it.
		<a href="">Eric S. Raymond</a>
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