fallenpegasus at gmail.com
Mon Mar 28 19:34:49 UTC 2016
Ok, thanks Eric and Hal. Please file a bug against it, tagging it as
broken, uses Perl, uses Mode 7. Don't stop work on other stuff on your
Sanjeev, do you know Python? Would you like to take a crack at
re-implementing loopstats in Python?
On Mon, Mar 28, 2016 at 12:24 PM Eric S. Raymond <esr at thyrsus.com> wrote:
> 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 anyway; (a) the mode 7 code is obsolete, and (b) in general I don't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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