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New Timekeeping Articles

As part of an ongoing effort to improve our understanding of
and our external content around timekeeping and virtualization, a new
series of articles have been developed. Knowledge base article
1420 has been retired as part of this initiative.

The new timekeeping articles are:

Article
ID

Title

1006427

Timekeeping
best practices for Linux

1007020

Linux
using TSC clocksource stops responding

1008284

Time
falls behind in a virtual machine when the guest operating system
writes to previously unwritten regions of its virtual disk

1005861

Time
falls behind in virtual machine when the memory of the virtual machine
paged from disk by the VMkernel

1006072

Time
in a virtual machine drifts due to hardware timer drift

1006113

Time
in a Linux 2.6 guest operating system runs faster than real time due to
lost tick overcompensation

1005953

Time
runs too fast in a Windows virtual machine when the Multimedia Timer
interface is used

1006090

Time
drifts in the virtual machine and the service console due to the HPET
misreporting its frequency

1006086

Time
in a Linux virtual machine jumps backward when using clock=pit

1006088

Time
runs slower than real time due to lost timer interrupts

1005802

Determining
and changing the rate of timer interrupts a guest operating system
requests