On Mon, Feb 12, 2018 at 02:39:06PM -0800, Jesus Sanchez-Palencia wrote:
> On 01/18/2018 12:42 AM, Miroslav Lichvar wrote:
> > Please keep in mind that the PHCs and the system clock don't have to
> > be synchronized to each other. If I understand the rest of the series
> > correctly, there is an assumption that the PHCs are keeping time in
> > TAI and CLOCK_TAI can be used as a fallback.
> Just to double-check, imagine that I've configured the qdisc for
> SW best-effort and with clockid CLOCK_REALTIME. When it receives a
> packet with the clockid of a /dev/ptpX, the qdisc should just drop that
> packet, right?
Yes, I think it should drop it. The kernel does not know the offset
between the two clocks (they don't even have to be synchronized), so
it cannot convert a PHC-based TX time to the system time.