[ntp:questions] PPSkit patch questions

Ulrich Windl wiu09524 at pc5234.rz.uni-regensburg.de
Mon Aug 18 14:15:07 UTC 2003


Jeff Mock <jeff-ml at mock.com> writes:

> There are two different linux kernel patches for PPS support. There
> is a standalone patch file for 2.4.20:
> 
>   ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/daemons/ntp/PPS/PPS-patch-2.4.20.gz
> 
> There is also the PPSkit that contains the file patch-2.4.20:
> 
>   ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/daemons/ntp/PPS/PPSkit-2.1.1.tar.gz
> 
> These two patches are very similar but have differences.  What's
> the deal with these two patches?  Which is the correct one for use
> for locking a machine to a PPS source with NTP?
> 

(back online with new client and news-server, bugs are possible)

Usually the PPSkit is the official patch. The patch in question may be
a pre-release version, or some test version. Hot-fixes are usually
additive and thus quite short.

Regards,
Ulrich

> jeff



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