Eric S. Raymond esr at thyrsus.com
Mon Mar 28 19:24:25 UTC 2016

Mark Atwood <fallenpegasus at gmail.com>:
> How much effort is it to make it use mode 6?

I haven't scoped the job exactly, but my guess is probably not a whole lot.
The equivalent mode 6 report, assuming there is one, will be textual and
probably simpler to parse than the mode 7 report was.

It'll take a rewrite of loopstats, but that was going to happen
anyway; (a) the mode 7 code is obsolete, and (b) in general I don't
intend for us to leave any code in Perl, it's too big a maintainance

I'd really like to understand the actual *function* of loopstats for an NTP
admin, though.  Doing this kind of conversion while blind to the actual
use cases tends to lead to amusing mistakes.
		<a href="http://www.catb.org/~esr/">Eric S. Raymond</a>

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