[Tsv-art] Antw: [EXT] Re: [Ntp] Tsvart last call review of draft-ietf-ntp-packet-timestamps-08

Ulrich Windl <Ulrich.Windl@rz.uni-regensburg.de> Tue, 03 March 2020 08:11 UTC

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>>> Tal Mizrahi <tal.mizrahi.phd@gmail.com> schrieb am 03.03.2020 um 07:05 in


I found another little issue while wondering what the document says about "precision":
In "5. Synchronization Aspects" the text claims "Further considerations may be discussed in this section, such as the required timestamp accuracy and precision". However "precision" is not mentioned there.

Basically I feel the definitions given there for precision and accuracy are quite vague.

Personally I feel the concept of precision (as opposed to resolution) should be handled.
Unfortunately POSIXC clock_getres() seems to return the precision for example:

       The  function  clock_getres()  finds  the resolution (precision) of the
       specified clock clk_id, and, if res  is  non-NULL,  stores  it  in  the
       struct timespec pointed to by res.  The resolution of clocks depends on
       the implementation and cannot be configured by  a  particular  process.
       If  the  time value pointed to by the argument tp of clock_settime() is
       not a multiple of res, then it is truncated to a multiple of res.