NT Service priority
Posted on 2000-04-05
My question is basically simple - do programs running as services under Windows NT 4 run at a higher priority than programs running normally?
We have a program that sits in the background, looping around, checking some values in a database every second or so. Sometimes it needs to run as a service, sometimes as a normal program. So we have a module for each, with the appropriate code in the service module to register it and so forth - but the REAL code is all identical. The problem is, when we run the normal program, it takes about 10% CPU - fine, about what we expected. But the service, when started, settles on around 80% CPU - yet they're both executing the same code. We're pretty lost - any suggestions?