[ntp:questions] I have a Linux distribution here who has NTP, and its version is ntp-4.2.2p3

Ulrich Windl Ulrich.Windl at RZ.Uni-Regensburg.DE
Thu Jul 5 09:53:19 UTC 2007

gregg dot drwho8 atsign gmail dot com <gregg.drwho8 at gmail.com> writes:

> Hello!
> As you can see from the subject, this message concerns itself with
> version ntp-4.2.2p3. Essentially I need to find out if this one needs
> any of the patches from kernel.org to properly support the PPS
> functions, as outlined both in that server, and online in a different
> location, link on request.
> The distribution, Slackware I am using is at version 11.0 for the
> moment, and its at kernel rather then that the
> patch needs. This is from PPSkit-2.1.7.
> However, the 2.4 series kernels are now in maintenance mode according
> to both kernel.org and a leading magazine on Linux. That is there are
> newer releases of that series, but definetly not as frequently as say
> the 2.6 series.

So what is your question? I the kernel is more or less kernel.org-standard,
the PPSkit patch will apply; if the kernel is modified a lot, some patches
will need manual intervention to apply properly. Standard kernels in
distributions will hardly include PPS support, because of the slight
performance hit.

So maybe your question/subject is "PPSkit for Slackware 11?". Is it?


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