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Re: ✘GPS 3.24 is released!

From: Gary E. Miller
Subject: Re: ✘GPS 3.24 is released!
Date: Sun, 8 May 2022 11:35:54 -0700

Yo Greg!

On Sun, 08 May 2022 06:40:12 -0400
Greg Troxel <> wrote:

> "Rick Howitt" <> writes:
> > I have a similar need to use ntrip, but also cannot guarantee that
> > the internet (via cell modem) will be available when gpsd starts.  
> I think this is a fairly normal situation.
> I don't understand why gpsd can't do dns and open the ntrip socket
> later; those aren't privileged.

Not priviledged, but syncrhouns only.  gpsd needs to be async once it is
running.  Otherwise the buffers back up and game over.

Of course if you want convert gpsd to multhreaded operation, then
those problems go away.

>  Probably it's that dns later requires
> some form of concurrency and gpsd has refrained from trying to cross
> that bridge because threads are harder than most people think...


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