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Re: [gpsd-dev] Clarifications needed for the time-service HOWTO

From: Gary E. Miller
Subject: Re: [gpsd-dev] Clarifications needed for the time-service HOWTO
Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2013 10:17:51 -0700

Yo Eric!

On Mon, 21 Oct 2013 08:05:53 -0400
"Eric S. Raymond" <address@hidden> wrote:

> Gary E. Miller <address@hidden>:
> > > On Linux, things like
> > >   cat /sys/class/pps/pps0/assert
> > > will give you things like:
> > >   1382242063.999995003#2900635
> > > The stuff after the # is a counter.  The stuff before it is a
> > > timestamp. Looks like this box is off by 5 microseconds.
> > 
> > That is not RFC 2783, that is linux specific.  gpsd does NOT use
> > that at this time.
> Should it?

I think when given a choice of standard and Linux specific ways of doing
things that gpsd should use the standard way unless there is serious
loss of functionality in going standard.  In this case it is the exact
same data, so no point crippling gpsd so it only runs best on Linux.

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