[ntp:questions] Re: Locking memory in ntp

David Schwartz davids at webmaster.com
Fri Sep 26 17:31:40 UTC 2003


"Gopal" <k_gopalakrishnan at hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:f6b5173d.0309251325.2a1c99c3 at posting.google.com...

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

    The whole purpose of NTP is to keep time accurately. If you have
unpredictable delays as memory is faulted in, you can't do that.

    DS





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