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SubjectRe: [RFC - 0/9] Generic timekeeping subsystem (v. B5)
On Wed, 17 Aug 2005, Ulrich Windl wrote:

> whatever the implementation is, at some point there must exist an interface go get
> and set "normal time", free of any jumps and jitter. That "frontend time" will be
> used a a base of correction. Basically that means time should be as monotonic and
> jitter free as possible for any measurement interval you like.

The interpolator provides such a time as xtime + offset and will self-tune
to be as accurate as possible given fluctuations of the timer interrupt.
It will even adapt to NTP interval variations.
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