[RESOLVED] NTP error in serial console - nanobsd alix
i have upgraded a few alix boxes to 2.2 RC and all of them show this error in serial console during boot
Starting NTP time client...cannot create /dev/: Is a directory done.
Pushed a fix for this.
Thanks for reporting.
Side note: I choose to use the gps NMEA refclock to handle PPS signal rather than the atom refclock, so I intentionally do not configure a serial port on the PPS tab. When that's empty, system_ntp_setup_pps($serialport) creates an incorrect symlink:
Dec 16 12:22:23 pfsense ntpd: refclock_atom: /dev/pps0: Is a directory
Dec 16 12:22:23 pfsense ntpd: 127.127.22.0 local addr 127.0.0.1 -> <null>Dec 16 12:22:23 pfsense ntpd: GPS_NMEA(0) serial /dev/gps0 open at 9600 bps</null>
[2.2-RC][email@example.com]/etc/inc: ls -l /dev/pps0
lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 5 Dec 16 12:21 /dev/pps0 -> /dev/
No error in operation, you can see that GPS_NMEA is happy with /dev/gps0 instead of /dev/pps0, and PPS works fine in this configuration.
Note that consuming PPS with GPS_NMEA is the preferred way of using common GPS units equipped with PPS these days, rather than using both the NMEA and atom reflocks (127.127.20.n and 127.127.22.n respectively).
well the original issue mentioned in the thread seems fixed, regarding that config error i think it would be better to start a new thread or create a bug report