Refclocks and formatting

Gary E. Miller gem at
Sun Apr 16 23:51:40 UTC 2017

Yo Ian!

On Sun, 16 Apr 2017 18:24:35 -0500
Ian Bruene <ianbruene at> wrote:

> As far as I can tell from a cursory examination of the code the
> reason for this is so it can use the same bitmask #defines as the
> rest of the system. Is this correct? If so does that need to remain
> the case, if not then why is the complexity of a language bridge
> being maintained? If it has to stay this way the unit formatters
> *can* munch on the output of statustoa.

Many people would love the pymodule.c to go away.  Just for starters:
It causes issues for dual Python2 and 3 systems.

> Related @anyone: is there a way to make ntpd produce a fake refclock
> for testing purposes?

Spend a few $$ and get a cheap USB GPS?  Mark has some nice ones that
also send PPS.

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