Gary E. Miller gem at rellim.com
Wed Nov 8 22:30:55 UTC 2017

Yo Eric!

On Wed, 8 Nov 2017 15:15:38 -0500
"Eric S. Raymond" <esr at thyrsus.com> wrote:

> Gary E. Miller <gem at rellim.com>:
> > You're the expert at this.  I believe it might not be bad for you to
> > do.  But you would prolly like some help from others less expert.  
> An easy task for non-experts would be porting tests.

I'd have to learn a lot more about Go to even think of that.

> > And I'd like to see something small converted first, something that
> > can allow us to test if the GO garbage collection (GC) will be a
> > show stopper.  
> Do you have any suggestions about a test target?  I've been giving
> that some thought, and it's not easy to come up with anything that I
> think has close to the same near-realtime constraints as ntpd.

Yea, I have the same conclusions.  Maybe just a toy NTP client that
compared one peer or refclock to the sysclock?  Then compare that to what
the local ntpd thinks about the sysclock.

No simple way forward...

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