On Tue, Apr 10, 2018 at 09:45:02AM +0000, Jiangyuanlong wrote:

> I also don't like when standards bodies are playing with deviations. They are 
> meant to be a last resort for implementors that are unable to follow a 
> standard. If a standard requires the use of deviations, the value of the 
> standard is diluted. And if an implementor would want to deviate from the 
> standard, how would he deviate from the deviation?

> [Yuanlong] we are not targeting to use these codes in our standards, but 
> trying to simulate some possible derived implementations. In the past, there 
> was no unified MIB standards for IEEE 1588, this resulted in very diversified 
>  practices in its management.

Then it seems a deviation is a proper way to declare that this leaf is
not configurable in a given implementation.

/js

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