Removing the worst cruft

Eric S. Raymond esr at
Mon Aug 1 03:13:25 UTC 2016

Hal Murray <hmurray at>:
> > Can the palisade/trimble driver be replaced with a parse driver?
> I doubt it, but I'm far from familiar with the parse driver.
> Based on Eric's previous comments, the parse driver handles devices that 
> provide the time in an easy to parse format.  TSIP might fit that if all goes 
> well.
> But there are many variations of TSIP.  One covers reversing the normal PPS 
> operation.  Instead of needing kernel support to time stamp the PPS pulse, 
> you send it a pulse by flapping one of the modem control signals and it tells 
> you the time that happened.
> My vote would be to not rock that boat.  There are more important things to 
> work on.

I concur with this.

While I like the idea of replacing as many as possible of the
remaining legacy drives with modes of the generic driver, an absolute
requirement for this is that we be able to live-test with the equipment.
Obviously we're not set up for that yet.
		<a href="">Eric S. Raymond</a>

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