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Re: [gpsd-dev] [PATCH] Time Service HOWTO: Clarify state of RFC2783 on N

From: Gary E. Miller
Subject: Re: [gpsd-dev] [PATCH] Time Service HOWTO: Clarify state of RFC2783 on NetBSD.
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:07:29 -0700

Yo Greg!

Works for me.  Pushed.  I hope i got the --author right for you.

On Tue, 26 Aug 2014 19:18:25 -0400
Greg Troxel <address@hidden> wrote:

> Note that RFC2783 support on serial dates to 1998, and works with
> ntpd, but that gpsd's PPS code does not yet work with it.  Note the
> addition of USB-serial RFC2783 support in NetBSD 7.
> ---
>  www/gpsd-time-service-howto.txt | 10 ++++++++--
>  1 file changed, 8 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
> diff --git a/www/gpsd-time-service-howto.txt
> b/www/gpsd-time-service-howto.txt index d66ffbb..b2fc64f 100644
> --- a/www/gpsd-time-service-howto.txt
> +++ b/www/gpsd-time-service-howto.txt
> @@ -286,10 +286,16 @@ kernel).  This will have a list of the
> configuration options that were used to build the kernel.  You can
> check if the above options are set. Usually they will be set to "m",
> which is sufficient. 
> +NetBSD has included the RFC2783 Pulse Per Second API for real serial
> +ports by default since 1998, and it works with ntpd.  NetBSD 7
> +(forthcoming) includes RFC2783 support for USB-serial devices, and
> +this works (with ntpd) with the GR601-W.  However, gpsd's code
> +interacts badly with the NetBSD implementation, and gpsd's support
> for +RFC2783 PPS does not yet work on NetBSD (for serial or USB).
> +
>  Other OSes have different ways to enable KPPS in their kernels.
>  When we learn what those are, we'll document them or point
> -at references.  We can say that versions of NetBSD shipped after
> -Juky 25 2014 have PPS support that is known to work with GPSD.
> +at references.
>  You will need to have either ntpd or chrony installed. If you are
>  running a Unix variant with a package system, the packages will

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