[ntp:questions] clockvar output from PPS

Alby VA albyva at empire.org
Tue Feb 21 16:44:05 UTC 2012

 Where can I get ldattach for FreeBSD?  It appears to not exist.

godzilla# pkg_add -r ldattach
Error: Unable to get ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/amd64/packages-9.0-release/Latest/ldattach.tbz:
File unavailable (e.g., file not found, no access)
pkg_add: unable to fetch 'ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/
amd64/packages-9.0-release/Latest/ldattach.tbz' by URL

On Feb 21, 11:26 am, unruh <un... at invalid.ca> wrote:
> ??? the format of pps0 output is nothing like the format of the output of
> the serial port as far as I know.
> If you are going to use pps, you have to set up your serial port to run
> interrupts and to report those interrupts. On linux, you have to load
> the modules pps_core and pps_ldisc and then link the serial port dcd
> line to the pps_ldisc using ldattach 18. That creates a pps0 device in
> /dev and in /sys/class/pps/pps0/. I suspect similar things are needed in
> bsd.
> Ie, It is NOT sufficient to simply wire up the sure board, plug it in
> and run the atom driver. You also have to tell you system to timestamp
> and report its serial line interrupts.

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