Keystrokes, USB, and Latency

From: Dan Parks (
Date: Mon Feb 10 2003 - 15:05:22 EST

I have a custom USB driver running in isochronous mode that timestamps
itself during it's operation to get statistical information. We have
succeeded in minimizing this number to the point that we can run it all
day under fairly high load, and it never miss a millisecond (it
communicates once a millisecond). However, if the user presses caps
lock, num lock, or scroll lock (everything else is ok), it ALWAYS misses
7-8 milliseconds. We are used to stripping down our computers to the
bare essential hardware/software, but this just seems bizarre, and after
extensive googling, I haven't seen anyone else complain about these
keystrokes interfering with gettimeofday() or causing excessive
latency. Any information would be appreciated.


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