[ntp:questions] best gps receiver for time synchronization
David J Taylor
david-taylor at blueyonder.neither-this-bit.nor-this.co.uk
Wed Mar 11 08:16:06 UTC 2009
David Woolley wrote:
> David J Taylor wrote:
>> David Woolley wrote:
>> David, do you have a reference for your "risks lost ticks" statement
>> as applied to Windows?
> Windows has been mentioned on this newsgroup as losing ticks on many
> occasions. The fastest multi-media timers correspond to the timer
> frequencies that present high risks of losing ticks on Linux.
> I don't have sources outside this newsgroup
Thanks for that, but I was hoping for a reference outside here. Just
because Linux behaves one way doesn't mean that Windows will.
I ask because for the last several years I have been running my Windows
system with 1KHz timers (.e. with the MM timers enabled) and I haven't
been aware of any particular problems. Indeed, the timekeeping with NTP
in a "client-only" configuration has been substantially improved by
running with the MM timers enabled, albeit because the enabled/disabled
switch introduced a glitch.
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