Is python2 dead?

James Browning jamesb192 at
Tue Sep 12 13:46:38 UTC 2023

> On 09/12/2023 12:00 AM PDT Hal Murray via devel <devel at> wrote:
> Gary said:
> > Please, no.  Go is a garbage collected language.  Just what NTPsec does not
> > need, random, unpredictable delays. 

It would appear there is a way to turn off GC under runtime/,
Given this, it might be reasonable to schedule run a light GC
at an odd corner of every minute and a heavier one less often.

> I was thinking of the Python code in ntpclients/ and pylib/
> Is there anything in there that is time sensitive?

Maybe ntpdig with time sitting or the SNMP agent? I
think the premise there is everything is human speed.

> There are lots of ways to inject timing bumps before we get to garbage 
> collecting.  cache, scheduler, interrupts, CPU speed, ...
> Do you have any data on Go GC times?

It is probably somewhere in the previous
considerable discussion back in June/July 2021.

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