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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: Sat, 1 Oct 2016 15:48:16 -0700

Yo Fred!

On Sat, 1 Oct 2016 15:32:02 -0700 (PDT)
Fred Wright <address@hidden> wrote:

> On Wed, 28 Sep 2016, Gary E. Miller wrote:
> > On Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:03:17 -0700 (PDT)
> > Fred Wright <address@hidden> wrote:
> >  
> > > > 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.  
> > >
> > > You still haven't answered the question of what that "real
> > > problem" was, and neither the comments nor the commit message
> > > provide any documentation.  
> >
> > I thought is was well documented when Eric added that 'feature'.
> > Most users could not figure out how to add /dev/pps0 to the gpsd
> > commandline, or even worse how to get systemd to do so.  
> By "documented" I mean explaining the details of the problem it was
> trying to solve.

What are you looking for that is not in the RasPi time server howto
or the gpsd time server howto?

> In order to get gpsd to work at all (in these contexts), users have
> to put certain options and the device name of the serial port on the
> command line.

Yes, as documented step by step in the howtos.

>  Are you seriously claiming that they can figure out
> how to do that, but can't figure out how to include /dev/pps0?  That
> makes absolutely no sense whatsoever.  What *does* make sense is that
> they were putting it on the command line but it wasn't working.

I don't say it makes sense, I say that is the proven facts on the ground.

> With releases earlier than 3.15


I really tried to follow your long thread, but I could see nothing
actionable in there, so I just deleted it.

If you have a patch, please suggest it.

Gary E. Miller Rellim 109 NW Wilmington Ave., Suite E, Bend, OR 97703
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