[ntp:questions] What level of timesynch error is typical on Win XP?

David J Taylor david-taylor at blueyonder.co.uk.invalid
Thu Oct 21 15:00:30 UTC 2010

"Evandro Menezes" <evandro at mailinator.com> wrote in message 
news:a376dc23-cb31-441c-9b35-b10a9758c026 at a36g2000yqc.googlegroups.com...
> Indeed, since Windows allows a process to be starved from running,
> depending on the load, a higher priority process may block NTP from
> running.  Therefore, although raising the priority for NTP doesn't
> mean that it cannot be starved, it does decrease the likelihood of
> that happening.
> Linux, on the other hand, favors fair process scheduling and strives
> to not starve any from running at least for a little while.

Windows can run NTP at real-time priority, if you give the NTP user that 
right.  Normal user processes will not then pre-empt NTP.


More information about the questions mailing list