Subject: re: Proposed changes to cc_microset().
To: Nathan J. Williams <>
From: matthew green <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 07/09/2004 01:48:22
   > considering you can end up at less than 1/2 the clock that means you'll
   > be more than half a second out by the next second.  seems pretty severe,
   > ie, it needs to be handled correctly...  at 10 second interval, you'd
   > end up all over the place...
   Remember, this isn't overall timekeeping, just sub-second
   timekeeping. Running at half-speed for 10 seconds just means you'll be
   off by as much as a second during that interval, not that you'll
   accumulate overall drift.

i understand that.  i just don't see why it's even remotely
acceptable...  acceptable in that we say "don't fix" rather than
"fix, but it's not really a big problem."

(i'm not sure i understand your 10 second comment.  if the cycle
calibration is going to be increased from 1 second to 10, won't
eg a banias 1.4ghz running a 600mhz be about 6 seconds wrong at
the extreme?)