Future projects (post release)
Eric S. Raymond
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Wed Feb 21 17:56:28 UTC 2018
Mark Atwood via devel <devel at ntpsec.org>:
> Those both sound like good ideas. ..m
> On Tue, Feb 20, 2018 at 10:03 PM Hal Murray via devel <devel at ntpsec.org>
> > There are two projects I've had my eye on for a while.
> > The first is to remove the input buffer queue. That's leftover from before
> > kernels supported time stamps on received network packets. (ntpd used to
> > grab the packets from an IO signal handler)
> > The other is to remove the table lookup in the early stage of input packet
> > processing. It may have been a good way to handle all the complications of
> > multicast, broadcast, pool, and peer as well as the simple client/server
> > modes. I think it will be much cleaner to just dispatch by mode.
These are both indeed good ideas, no doubt in my mind about that.
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