[ntp:questions] Re: Locking memory in ntp

Maarten Wiltink maarten at kittensandcats.net
Fri Sep 26 08:46:59 UTC 2003

Gopal wrote in message ...

>Ntpd has a mlockall() function call which locks all the current and
>future memory.  Why do we need to lock the memory.

To prevent page faults, which can cause unnecessary variation in
the response time to receiving timestamps.

Maarten Wiltink

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