[ntp:questions] (no subject)

Richard B. Gilbert rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Fri Apr 3 21:26:11 UTC 2009

Varrun Ashok wrote:
> Hello everybody,   Why does ntp (ntp-4.2.4p4 in specific) require an operating
> system? I use embedded Linux (kernel-2.6.23-rc3+Busybox+grub) to run ntpd and
> ntpq.I would like to run NTP (ntpd and ntpq) in a product developent kit of
> LPC 2378 microcontroller that does not have support for uClinux,Linux or
> WINCE.Is it possible?Can I use a part of the source code inside the
> ntp4.2.4p4.tar.gz package and compile it and run it without any OS.Please give
> me your suggestions,links and other materials that answer the above
> questions.

It does not require an operating system per se.  It does require some 
services usually supplied by an operating system.  From memory, I can 
tell you that it needs read(), write(), malloc(), and free().  I believe 
that inspection of the source code would reveal several more!

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