[ntp:questions] Second attempt at GPS-18 based NTP server
lausts at acm.org
Fri Feb 3 14:21:46 UTC 2012
On 2012-02-03, David J Taylor <david-taylor at blueyonder.co.uk.invalid> wrote:
>> The generic BSD kernel does not enable PPS support by default. You must
>> recompile to enable PPS.
>> The page you quoted says the following in the section "System software
>> customization" (about 45% down the page in the Software section):
>> System software customisation
>> Need to add one line to the Kernel configuration:
>> options PPS_SYNC
>> and recompile the Kernel. On my 133MHz/48MB system this can take
>> several hours. Note the configuration suggestions below before you
>> recompile the kernel.
> But that was FreeBSD 5.4 and some six years ago. Note that I did not make
> the same remark about FreeBSD 8 - so whether that does or does not need
> recompiling is something I don't currently know.
The need to make a custom kernel that includes option PPS_SYNC is
still true on the recently released FreeBSD 9.0.
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