[ntp:questions] Ntpq.exe memory issue with windows 2019

Sadique Urf Arbaz Sayyed sadique.sayyed at logicmonitor.com
Thu Oct 29 15:11:43 UTC 2020

On Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 8:28:37 PM UTC+5:30, Chris wrote:
> On 10/29/20 12:24, David Woolley wrote: 
> > On 28/10/2020 18:01, Uwe Klein wrote: 
> >> That does not jibe with "creeping increase of memory taken". 
> >> 
> >> If Win keeps something for reuse ... it should not grow but be reused 
> >> later again kept for ...:-) 
> > 
> > As I said, I'm not familiar with the way that Windows shows memory 
> > statistics, but I do know that both on Windows and Linux, people often 
> > get confused because the OS aims only to keep a small amount of memory 
> > free. I was assuming that memory used was total - free, rather than 
> > reflecting that which could not be released without fatally harming a 
> > running process.
> Sounds like a classic memory leak. Not familiar with ws2019, but you 
> need to track down what's causing it. For example, does the problem 
> go away if you disable ntpq.exe and is that part of the os, or third 
> party utility ?. Are you sure ntpq.exe terminates after execution, 
> or is it staying resident in memory ?... 
> Regards, 
> Chris
Hi, Yes The issue goes away if I disable the execution of ntpq.exe, Please check the link I have shared in my earlier comment. I'm tracking the problem down and so far I have found that the issue doesn't occur if you have the windows time service disabled.

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