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Re: [patches] please add timepps.h

On Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 05:01:33PM +0300, Alexander Gordeev wrote:
> Hi!
> Can you please add timepps.h to eglibc? This header provides a
> standardized PPSAPI interface (RFC-2783) on top of custom Linux
> recently merged PPS implementation so libc should be the right place for
> this file. It can be then directly used by ntp and chrony time
> synchronization daemons after recompilation. Their respective configure
> scripts should find and use it automatically.

I don't think glibc/eglibc is the right place for this file.  GLIBC is
principally an implementation of the library requirements of the C
and POSIX / Single Unix standards; this is not part of those

Why can't it be a separate package?  Debian, for instance, could
easily have the ntp daemon build-depend on PPS support.

Daniel Jacobowitz