[erlang-questions] How to handle a massive amount of UDP packets?

Jon Watte <>
Mon Apr 23 22:38:59 CEST 2012


> but if we're
> discussing optimal tuning of live systems, perhaps we can agree that we
> shouldn't let bugs in the documentation limit our options?
>
>

All of Ulf's advice was great, except for the implicit assumption I read in
this sentence.

I know of operational environments, where operators may actively refuse to
do anything that is not documented in a reference.
These are large, performance-critical systems, and I think the operators
are totally in their right to do this.
In fact, I'd go so far as to say that, for experiments, academia, and
engineering what-ifs, documentation is optional, and for high-value,
operational systems, documentation is required.

It turns out the type in question was documented elsewhere, so we're in
agreement on the particular feature, but I'd like to pitch in a word from
the poor operations guys on whom engineers sometimes "dump" "stuff" that
will wake them up in the middle of the night without any idea what to do
about it :-)

Sincerely,

jw
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