lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2010]   [Aug]   [27]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
/
From
SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/5] ptp: Added a brand new class driver for ptp clocks.
Date
On Friday 27 August 2010, Richard Cochran wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 23, 2010 at 01:21:39PM -0700, john stultz wrote:
> > On Thu, 2010-08-19 at 17:38 +0200, Richard Cochran wrote:
> > > On Thu, Aug 19, 2010 at 02:28:04PM +0200, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> > > > Have you considered passing a struct timex instead of ppb and ts?
> > >
> > > Yes, but the timex is not suitable, IMHO.
> >
> > Could you expand on this?
>
> We need to able to specify that the call is for a PTP clock. We could
> add that to the modes flag, like this:
>
> /*timex.h*/
> #define ADJ_PTP_0 0x10000
> #define ADJ_PTP_1 0x20000
> #define ADJ_PTP_2 0x30000
> #define ADJ_PTP_3 0x40000
>
> I can live with this, if everyone else can, too.

My suggestion was actually to have a new syscall with the existing
structure, and pass a clockid_t value to it, similar to your
sys_clock_adjtime(), not change the actual sys_adjtime syscall.

> > Could we not add a adjustment mode ADJ_SETOFFSET or something that would
> > provide the instantaneous offset correction?
>
> Yes, but we would also need to add a struct timespec to the struct
> timex, in order to get nanosecond resolution. I think it would be
> possible to do in the padding at the end?

Yes, that's exactly what the padding is for. Instead of timespec, you can
probably have a extra values for replacing the existing ppm values with
ppb values.

Arnd


\
 
 \ /
  Last update: 2010-08-27 14:07    [W:0.120 / U:8.056 seconds]
©2003-2018 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site