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Re: [gpsd-dev] PPS and privilege-dropping

From: Hal Murray
Subject: Re: [gpsd-dev] PPS and privilege-dropping
Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2013 12:20:27 -0700

address@hidden said:
> ALL ntpd prefers root for initialization.  There is serious loss of
> functionality when not initialized as root.  You need to expand your thread
> wait to the entire ntpd initialization.  This will in fact make the code
> much cleanner as you no longer need the new layer you added. Just protect
> the entire thread. 

I'm having troubles understanding that.  What does "ntpd" refer to?  I'd 
guess that it refers to the chunk of code that puts info in shared memory 
where ntpd can get it but now we have 2 uses of ntpd with different meanings.

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