vmware timekeeping

Odhiambo Washington odhiambo at gmail.com
Sat Jun 7 17:10:49 UTC 2008

On Sat, Jun 7, 2008 at 4:30 PM, Peter Thoenen <eol1 at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> I run FreeBSD 7.0 inside VMware Workstation-6.0.4 (ACE Edition) and I
>> don't have to setup anything. The time is the always same as the host
> How long do you keep it up though Odhiambo and how intensive are you using
> your native OS?  I have a similar setup and while it sync's on boot, I
> routinely lose 15 minutes a day (I keep it up 24x7).  I think it is not so
> much a bug in VMware as opposed to the host OS running slower than it thinks
> (e.g. maybe a second of OS time is really 1.000001 seconds of real time
> adding up over long periods) if the native OS is under moderate to heavy
> use.

I keep mine running non-stop (as long as the host OS is running)). I
never shut down my workstation at all, unless stupid Windows install
some updates and reboots itself.
And besides FreeBSD, there are other guest OSes installed, but these
others are run once in a while, and would be on for 2 days or so.
I've never realized any time loss.

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