On Thu, Apr 29, 2021 at 7:23 AM Gary E. Miller <email@example.com
> obviously code should work on any system
> that complies to C99 and the bits of POSIX we need. If it's merely
> surprise at someone paying attention to odd arches, I understand.
"obviously" gpsd should support big-endian. Actually making that
happen is not so easy. C99 is clear that much of C99 is implementation
gpsd has a lot of code solely for the purpose of supporting big endian.
Any of it could be affected by bit rot when untested.
That is precisely why I am doing it. And my main server in the pool is 32-bit x86, which I plan to run till 2038, just to make sure that this stays supported (as long as it is claimed to be supported). And it runs debian testing.
I have tried for years (3+) to get cheap big-endian hardware with a RS232 serial port, just so that I could throw that into the pool and see what happens.
ntpsec should not be an issue (IMHO), but I think gpsd has to handle more quirks.
I will continue with git head on mipsbe once a month or so. Now that I am getting familiar with it, lets see if any other architectures are claimed to be supported, and fire them up.