PTP 1-step Boundary Clock (or 1-step BC) is similar to 2-step BC in function but doesn’t send the PTP Follow_Up message. The timestamp present in the PTP Follow_Up message’s preciseOriginTimestamp field is sent in the PTP Sync message’s originTimestamp field along with a non-zero correctionField. This allows us to support more PTP master ports because the control plane does not need to generate PTP Follow_Up messages anymore. PTP 1-step BC supports all the existing features supported by 2-step BC like G8275.1 profile, G8275.2 profile, etc unless otherwise specified in the limitations.

This feature supports counting ECN-marked packets (ECN = Explicit Congestion Notification) on a per egress port per tx-queue basis. The feature can be used to gather these packet counts via CLI or SNMP. There are two cases when an ECN-marked (congestion) packet is counted on the egress port/queue: