[gmpi] Re: Reqs 3.9. Time - opening arguments.1

  • From: Steve Harris <S.W.Harris@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: gmpi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 4 Feb 2004 22:45:10 +0000

On Wed, Feb 04, 2004 at 05:30:20 -0500, Paul Davis wrote:
> >On Wed, Feb 04, 2004 at 12:51:58PM -0800, Chris Grigg wrote:
> >> Speaking of multiple time coordinates that could conflict, can 
> >> someone remind me again why an event needs both sample clock and UST? 
> >> What does the plug do when they don't agree, pick whichever one it 
> >> like better?
> >
> >I think events only ever have ONE timestamp - the absolute/master/sample
> >clock.  If a plug wants to know the UTC for a sample value, it can ask the
> >host.
> minor nit: i am not sure what UTC stands for, but i am pretty sure its
> unrelated to UST (Unadjusted System Time).

Coordinated Universal Time: http://www.ghcc.msfc.nasa.gov/utc.html
Its the time standard to replace Grenwich Mean Time.

- Steve

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