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Re: [gpsd-dev] [PATCH] Fixes various flakiness in PPS handling.

From: Gary E. Miller
Subject: Re: [gpsd-dev] [PATCH] Fixes various flakiness in PPS handling.
Date: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 19:48:03 -0700

Yo Fred!

On Sat, 24 Sep 2016 16:23:45 -0700 (PDT)
Fred Wright <address@hidden> wrote:

> On Wed, 21 Sep 2016, Fred Wright wrote:
> [...]
> It looks like this one fell through a crack.

Which one?  Can you just resend it?

> Note in particular that the MAGIC_HAT/MAGIC_LINK hack is not only
> kludgy, but also a complete disaster when used with a kernel that's
> built with CONFIG_PPS_CLIENT_KTIMER=y, since the latter
> causes /dev/pps0 to be the fake software-generated PPS source, which
> doesn't even run at quite 1Hz.

It solves a real problem for RasPi and BeagleBone users.  Any change
now would break a lot of HOWTO's and existing systems.  I'd consider
a patch to implement an opt-out option.

Gary E. Miller Rellim 109 NW Wilmington Ave., Suite E, Bend, OR 97703
        address@hidden  Tel:+1 541 382 8588

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