[time-nuts] Oncore VP problem

Dr Bruce Griffiths bruce.griffiths at xtra.co.nz
Sun Jul 22 01:47:57 EDT 2007

M. Warner Losh wrote:
> In message: <46A27C80.3050800 at xtra.co.nz>
>             Dr Bruce Griffiths <bruce.griffiths at xtra.co.nz> writes:
> : If one booted a FreeBSD machine with an active GPS timing receiver 
> : connected to a serial port, the serial buffers would overflow.
> : This problem/feature appears to have since been fixed, at least for 
> : FreeBSD6.1.
> Well, the warnings that told you that data was being thrown away were
> removed.  They never were a problem other than to be noisy on the
> console for no good reason...
> Warner

If it had only been that innocuous, I wouldn't have mentioned it.

The machine locked up every time, even disconnecting the GPS receiver 
serial cable didn't help.
It was necessary to reboot the machine with the GPS receiver unplugged 
and then reconnect it after starting ntpd.


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