sfptpd 2-Stage Synchronization

Enhanced PTP User Guide (UG1602)

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The PTP messages are used by sfptpd to synchronize the adapter clock with the master clock. sfptpd runs a second clock servo to synchronize the system clock to the adapter clock as illustrated by Figure 1. This unique two stage synchronization has a number of benefits including:

  • Improved accuracy with the ability to more frequently discipline the system clock than is supported by standard PTP masters.
  • Ability to discipline the system clock to a high precision clock during periods, for whatever reason, whereby the upstream PTP master is inaccessible or offline.
    Figure 1. sfptpd 2-stage Synchronization