stats directory is gone - now, how is logfile pruning done?
Eric S. Raymond
esr at thyrsus.com
Thu Aug 18 14:16:24 UTC 2016
Because ntpviz is now working and documented, I removed a pretty large volume
of crufty ancient scripts for postprocessing statfiles from util/ and
util/stats this morning. I will be astonished if anyone misses them. I
merged the documentation under util/stats into docs/, where it should
have been in the first place.
Being able to do this was a pretty major victory for the
maintainability of the codebase, cutting down the number of languages
we have to worry about by 2 - awk and S. Eventually Perl will also be
banished, leaving Python and sh as the only scripting languages in place.
At which point I will be looking hard at getting rid of sh.
This does, however, leave me with a question: How are we doing pruning
of statfiles at this point? I seem to recall someone who is not me
working on this. The facility, whatever it is, needs to be documented.
<a href="http://www.catb.org/~esr/">Eric S. Raymond</a>
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