Direct-mode MRU

Eric S. Raymond esr at
Thu Dec 22 11:42:11 UTC 2016

Hal, I couldn't think up a better UI than yours for direct mode.
I don't like it much, but I think under our constraints you did
as well as you could.

I've docmented it better, and also added a common section to the
"known bugs" portions of the ntpq and ntpmon pages explaining the
underlying problem.

It's not obvious to me how we can do any better than this. The
only other shot in my locker would be to reduce the client library's
memory usage, but since that would uglify the code some I'm not
going to actually do it until we have evidence that this is
an actual blocker.
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