[erlang-questions] auto-syncing mnesia after a network split
Wed Dec 3 06:53:17 CET 2008
Joel Reymont wrote:
> On Dec 2, 2008, at 10:33 PM, mats cronqvist wrote:
>> i personally would not bet a dirty sock on ordering events by time
>> stamps (in a distributed system). and for once Leslie Lamport seems
>> to agreewith me.
Reliance on physical clocks is long known to be at best unreliable. HW
clock skew and DST (daylight saving time) back/forward warp does the rest.
> Would implementing vector clocks or lamport timestamps for Mnesia
> solve the problem of ordering events?
> Has anyone attempted this previously?
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