[ntp:questions] Re: Windows timekeeping - sudden degradation- why?
David J Taylor
david-taylor at blueyonder.co.not-this-bit.nor-this-part.uk.invalid
Mon Dec 12 08:12:02 UTC 2005
Danny Mayer wrote:
>> Aside: I've been getting direct e-mails from you which I thought
>> should have appeared on the Usenet newsgroup. Perhaps the list
>> reflector is not working 100%?
> No, it's working as designed. I have to fix your address, delete it or
> get bounced mail.
But I was not seeing on the newsgroup messages which you e-mailed to me
and the ISC list. In any case, I prefer to keep newsgroup messages on the
newsgroup, and not get copies direct by e-mail.
> If I understand this right the change in the timer is what causes the
> problem which means that the disciplining is suddenly way off. It is
> not good to have the frequency change when you are trying to keep
> accurate time. That would indicate that laptops which change speed
> when they are unplugged or plugged in.
Yes, I think that laptops which change CPU speed will continue to be a
problem. I'm not suggesting that running the MM timer permanently will
help them at all with changing CPU speed (although my guess is that it
/will/ help them when running at normal speed).
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