Are we interested in supporting low resolution system clocks?

Eric S. Raymond esr at
Wed Jun 7 00:18:38 UTC 2017

Gary E. Miller via devel <devel at>:
> Yo Hal!
> On Tue, 06 Jun 2017 16:49:57 -0700
> Hal Murray via devel <devel at> wrote:
> > ntpd has a lot of ugly code to fuzz the clock.  I don't really
> > understand that area.  I think it makes sense if the clock has big
> > ticks.  Do we want to support those systems?  If not, I think we can
> > clean up a lot of tiny code chunks.
> I have run tests removing the fuzz code.  Never found any change with or
> without the clock fuzz.  I was too scared to remove it.

And I still am.  But, Hal, please add that to devel/TODO as something for
you and Gary and I to take a hard look at together after 1.0.
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