Future projects (post release)

Eric S. Raymond esr at thyrsus.com
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>
> wrote:
> >
> > 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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