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Re: [gpsd-dev] 3.10 release objectives

From: Gary E. Miller
Subject: Re: [gpsd-dev] 3.10 release objectives
Date: Wed, 16 Oct 2013 15:48:05 -0700

Yo Eric!

On Wed, 16 Oct 2013 18:41:47 -0400
"Eric S. Raymond" <address@hidden> wrote:

> Gary E. Miller <address@hidden>:
> > I still see that PPS is still randomly failing at startup.  That
> > was not in 3.9 needs to be fixed in 3.10.
> I'll try to reproduce this here. I can now live-test PPS on the
> serial port of the TCX0 eval box.

The GR-601W is where I see the problem.  

> > And, probably related, the PPS thread is now usually dropping root
> > permissions before opening /dev/pps0, so kernel PPS is now broken.
> > Sometimes the PPS thread does manage to open /dev/pps0, but when it
> > reads pps0 it later it gets no data and PPS fails.
> > 
> > Given the longstanding bug that PPS can only be started when ggpsd
> > starts the solution to all three problems may be just to not drop
> > root on the PPS thread.
> Er, is that even possible?  Don't all threads associated with a
> process get the permissions of the process, whatever they are?

Dunno, sjust thinking out loud.

Gary E. Miller Rellim 109 NW Wilmington Ave., Suite E, Bend, OR 97701
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