[ntp:questions] new driver development

Harlan Stenn stenn at ntp.org
Thu Mar 17 22:05:29 UTC 2011

Bill wrote:

> I suspect what he had in mind was to make an entirely new driver, with
> a new number, which was the posix shm driver, and hope that eventually
> the old one would decay from lack of use. (His statement that his new
> driver would not support non-posix shm was my hint.) Of course that
> leads to driver proliferation ( do we really want a world where there
> are 16000 drivers?  Actually more than 255 would be problematic) since
> drivers are never dropped ( someone might be using them) as can be
> seen from some of the drivers which are in there and which I suspect
> at most one person in the world uses.

I read this and it only adds to my belief that we need a "refclock
definition language" and a means to easily customize them.  From what I
can see, this solution elegantly solves a fairly encompassing "problem

Just so it's handy still:



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