[ntp:questions] Re: Symmetricon bc635PCI-U
David L. Mills
mills at udel.edu
Sat May 20 00:11:22 UTC 2006
True, we have tried to throttle back new drivers in favor of
generalizing existing ones. However, the KSI/Odetics driver is very
similar to the ex-TrueTime 560, which in turn is very similar to the
ex-Bancomm bc635/7. The KSI is certainly toast, as is the old Sun SBus,
so can be deprecated. So far as I know, the 560 was discontinued when
Symmetricom ate TrueTime, but there are a few 560s still around (I have
one). Best choice would be a driver that supports both the 560 and
635/7. If sufficient steam is not available to support the 560, send us
a 635/7 driver to replace the KSI driver.
Greg Dowd wrote:
> There have been a few implementations of a refclock driver for the bc635/637PCI cards. (-U indicates universal signaling for pci, 635 is the base model type and 637 indicates gps version). There has also been a strong pushback for years now against allowing a new driver into the distribution. To be honest, I'm not sure what's out there now but I don't see one in the list. Having said that, if you don't hear otherwise, I'll make you one but I don't know if it will be maintained in the ntp distro.
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> Date: Mon, 15 May 2006 10:11:56 -0300
> From: "Darlan Vivian" <darlan at bry.com.br>
> Subject: Symmetricon bc635PCI-U
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> We have a system for Linux that need precise time for time stamping application.
> The bc635PCI-U (or bc637PCI-U) card have a driver package for Linux that contains a kernel driver which allows the board to be used as a reference time source for the NTP daemon? This turns the computer nto a NTP time server which can also provide accurate time to other NTP clients on the network.
> Darlan Vivian
> Florianópolis - SC - Brasil
> Greg Dowd
> gdowd at symmetricom dot com (antispam format)
> Technologist, TT&M Div.
> Symmetricom, Inc.
> "The current implementation is non-obvious and may need to be improved."
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