Cleanup (or crazy idea): Drop forking

Hal Murray hmurray at
Tue Aug 28 10:18:24 UTC 2018

> systemd is explicitly and intentionally Linux only.

Yup/thanks.  But the forking code within ntpd.c is sufficiently ugly that I 
think it's worth considering alternatives.

Do any non-Linux systems have a clean way to handle this problem?

If not, could we invent one?  That is, would the extra complication of some 
kludge to do the forking be less ugly that what we have?

Is there a way to do it from a shell?  That would rquire an edit to the 
startup script.

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