[erlang-questions] Erlang Time API And RFC1589?

Sargun Dhillon sargun@REDACTED
Sun Feb 7 07:07:04 CET 2016

RFC1589 (https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc1589) discusses a time-keeping
in relation with OS kernels. This include syscalls which allow
userspace programs to know if the Kernel is synced to NTP, as well as
error bounds (http://man7.org/linux/man-pages/man2/adjtimex.2.html).
Although this time still will not be globally accurate, it is a step
to ensure that your system clock isn't either wildly out of sync, or

With the inclusion of the new time keeping API in Erlang 18, and the
explicit os_system_time_source, was there a reason the RFC1589 time
API wasn't included? Would it make sense to add a
os_precise_system_time_source that queries, and exposes the
information in RFC1589, or even add an RFC1589-like extension to the
Erlang time API?

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