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SubjectRe: [PATCHv2 0/6] pps: time synchronization over LPT
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On Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 4:28 AM, Alexander Gordeev
<lasaine@lvk.cs.msu.su> wrote:
> This patchset is tested against the vanilla 2.6.32.9 kernel. But we are
> actually using it on 2.6.31.12-rt20 rt-preempt kernel most of the time.
> Also there is a version which should be applied on top of LinuxPPS out
> of tree patches (i.e. all clients and low-level irq timestamps stuff).
> Those who are interested in other versions of the patchset can find
> them in my git repository:
> http://lvk.cs.msu.su/~lasaine/timesync/linux-2.6-timesync.git
>
> There is one problem however: hardpps() works bad when used on top
> of 2.6.33-rc* with CONFIG_NO_HZ enabled. The reason for this is commit
> a092ff0f90cae22b2ac8028ecd2c6f6c1a9e4601. Without it hardpps() is able
> to sync to 1us precision in about 10 seconds. With it

Uh. Not sure I see right off why the logarithmic time accumulation
would give you troubles. Its actually there to try to fix a couple of
NTP issues that cropped up when the accumulation interval was pushed
out to 2HZ with CONFIG_NO_HZ.

Do you have any extra insight here as to whats going on with your
code? The only thing I could guess would be second_overflow() is
happening closer to the actual overflow, but maybe less regularly? But
again, I'm not sure how this would be drastically different then
before with the 2HZ accumulation period.

thanks
-john


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