Re: [NTP 8/9] convert to the NTP4 reference model

From: Andrew Morton
Date: Thu Aug 10 2006 - 15:26:46 EST

On Thu, 10 Aug 2006 21:14:00 +0200 (CEST)
Roman Zippel <zippel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hi,
> On Thu, 10 Aug 2006, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > > This converts the kernel ntp model into a model which matches the
> > > nanokernel reference implementations.
> >
> > For the ntp ignorami amongst us... what is a "nanokernel reference
> > implementation" and why do we want one?
> It's the behaviour the current ntp daemon expects, the ntp documentation
> has more information and a link to the package (e.g. under Debian at
> /usr/share/doc/ntp-doc/html/kern.html).

So... the current kernel is behaving in a manner other than that which the
NTP daemon expects? Does this cause any problems?

I'm trying to work out what reason we might have for merging this patch.
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