Additional pps-gpio

Gary E. Miller gem at
Tue Jan 23 21:34:09 UTC 2018

Yo Achim!

On Tue, 23 Jan 2018 22:26:07 +0100
Achim Gratz via devel <devel at> wrote:

> Gary E. Miller via devel writes:
> > Sure it does.  gpsd works with the /dev/ppsX devices, which are
> > kernel timestamped.  I use that on all my RasPi GPS.  
> Yeah.  Now show me how you can get more than one GPIO connected to a
> /dev/pps*,

Dunno, it just works automagically for me:

# ls /dev/pps*
/dev/pps0  /dev/pps1

I plug in two USB GPS and I get two PPS.  Similar for RS-232 serial

> expecially on the raspberryPi where neither a serial device
> or printer port can provide additional PPS inputs.

Which is why on my RasPi i use GPIO pins.  I know you can use both 
GPI 4 and 18 for PPS.  I suspect that any and all of the RasPi GPIO
pins can work fine.

> Agai, the problem
> is not using multiple such devices, it's with actually getting them
> configured in the kernel.

How about this on a RasPi:

# Uptraonics on gpio 18
# adafruit HAT

I use them both, never tried at the same time.

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