[ntp:questions] Can anyone interpret these loopstats?

Ryan Malayter malayter at gmail.com
Mon Nov 26 13:23:28 UTC 2007

On Nov 23, 1:08 pm, "David J Taylor" <david-tay... at blueyonder.not-this-
bit.nor-this-bit.co.uk> wrote:
> In the event log NTP is showing errors: "Unable to initialise the .rnd
> file", but I don't think that's key to the operation of NTP itself.  The
> NTP service shows as running, and the W32time service as stopped.
> Thanks,
> Puzzled from Edinburgh (a.k.a. David)

What are the Power Options settings in Vista? Can you try creating a
custom power profile which prevents processor power management (in
Vista, every default power profile - even the "High Performance"
profile  - seems to use processor frequency scaling.)

If things work fine with processor frequency scaling turned off, that
would be an interesting.

Besides processor power managmeent, the power management options for
the Indexing service as well as the multimedia power options could
potentially affect ntpd, I suppose. (The former because of lost
interrupts, and I know the Meinberg build uses multimedia timers on

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