Arcron clock driver in NTP
Eric S. Raymond
esr at thyrsus.com
Thu Jun 16 21:50:59 UTC 2016
Mark Atwood <fallenpegasus at gmail.com>:
> esr: kill it
It's gone. And we are indeed at 59% removals now.
Note that I junked two other drivers recently - Conrad PCF and Spectracom
TSYNC PCI. I didn't query you about them because that was within written
policy and I really should have caught them during the big sweep last year.
What I missed was driver dependencies. The TSYNC PCI is *nasty* from
a security standpoint; it requires a proprietary in-kernel driver. Policy
from before you were running things is that's a crash landing and I didn't
even form the thought that you might want to change that.
The Conrad PCF needs a third-party kernel driver that's open-source,
but no longer exists for Linux - it's somebody's dorm-room hack that fell
off the net. It might (might) atill exist in some BSDs. But the hardware
also requires a *parallel port*. Been a lot of years since I've heard
of one of those being in use anywhere, and they sure ain't going to be in
modern data centers. *PLONK*
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