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Re: New gpsd version with TCP reconnect

From: Gary E. Miller
Subject: Re: New gpsd version with TCP reconnect
Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2022 13:01:08 -0800

Yo Nick!

On Fri, 11 Nov 2022 13:04:08 +0000
Nick Taylor <> wrote:

> Yo Gary
> > I just pushed a change for gpsd to explicitly close the tcp://
> > connection after 60 seconds.  See if that helps you.
> >  
> Don't want to break out the Champagne prematurely but it's looking
> very positive :D

Fingers crossed.

> Here's Client commands showing sequence of commands and timing:

FAir enough.

> Somehow your new the tcp close still seems to take effect even with
> 2948 blocked...

Why does that seem odd?  When 2948 is blocked, the connection is
screwed, so gpsd starts the retry after 60 seconds.  Waiting for the
TCP connection to time out is way too unraliable, and too long.

> This means that there's no point in me waiting 20
> mins for socat to timeout as it's closed within 60s

Yup.  Never really understood why you wanted to wait that long.

> All good so far, will start to rollout to real world testing next week
> Keeping everything crossed - have a great weekend

I will not hold my breath.

Gary E. Miller Rellim 109 NW Wilmington Ave., Suite E, Bend, OR 97703  Tel:+1 541 382 8588

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