[ntp:questions] ATOM driver not working on Linux

Harlan Stenn stenn at ntp.org
Tue Dec 16 23:02:55 UTC 2014

Martin Burnicki writes:
> Harlan Stenn wrote:
> > David Taylor writes:
> >> I have a newly installed 64-bit Linux Debian 7.7 system where I am
> >> trying to bring up NTP with PPS support.  Using ppstest /dev/pps0 I get
> >> the expected assert messages.  I have gpsd configured and working.
> >> Having configured and compiled NTP I get the error message:
> >>
> >>     clock type 22 invalid
> >
> > That's the parse refclocks.
> Nope. The parse clocks are type 8.

I caught that mistake already and posted about it.

> > Did you configure with --enable-parse-clocks ?
> That should not be required to have support for the ATOM driver be 
> compiled in.


> On the other hand, I've just been in contact with someone else claiming 
> that support for driver 28 was not been compiled in unless 
> --enable-parse-clocks was passed to ./configure.
> I couldn't duplicate this, yet, but we should have a closer look at this 
> before RC becomes the next release.

I'm not sure how to do that yet, so if anybody has an idea about it
please speak up or do some testing now.

I'm intending to release 4.2.8 on Thursday. Having said that, I'm also
expecting that a few more currently-unresolved bugs will get fixed
within the next month or so, which will result in 4.2.8p1.
Harlan Stenn <stenn at ntp.org>
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