[ntp:hackers] 4.2.1

Terje Mathisen terje.mathisen at hda.hydro.com
Tue Mar 14 16:05:51 UTC 2006

Harlan Stenn wrote:
> It's been several days since there have been any reports of problems with
> RC1.

I'm still not sure why, but my old Oncore-based FreeBSD 5.3 system 
doesn't seem to like the Oncore after the upgrade?

Afaik, this system should be all set for

   ./configure ; make ; make install

but after restarting ntpd the Oncore driver never comes back up?

OK, after a little 'ntpd -d -d' the reason seems obvious:

The patch to allow binary data, needed by the Oncore driver, is still 

The patch should be against ntpd/ntp_refclock.c

What's needed is two extra lines in the setup code, to get from

	if (lflags & LDISC_RAW) {
		ttyp->c_lflag = 0;


	if (lflags & LDISC_RAW) {
                 ttyp->c_iflag = 0;
		ttyp->c_lflag = 0;

in two different locations in the source.

(Lines 856 and 918 in the current (rc1) version of the file.)

This has been missing for about a year, and should really be included in 
the release code, possibly with some kind of #ifdef FREEBSD #endif 
around it.


- <Terje.Mathisen at hda.hydro.com>
"almost all programming can be viewed as an exercise in caching"

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