[erlang-questions] comparison with opensaf

Eric des Courtis <>
Sun Jul 24 04:10:57 CEST 2016


Personally I think it's complicated for nothing.   The amount of
documentation has nothing to do with how well it is documented. If you have
to read 500 pages to understand what a supervisor does that seems like
massive over engineering.

On Fri, Jul 22, 2016, 8:46 PM Sashan Govender <> wrote:

> Not sure which documentation set you saw but the one over here looks
> quite detailed. The AMF documentation alone is 500 pages.
>
> http://devel.opensaf.org/SAI-AIS-AMF-B.04.01.AL.pdf
>
> AMF as far as I can tell is like the OTP supervisor process.
>
> In terms of industry applications I know it's used in Ericsson's DSC
> (Diameter Signalling Controller).
>
> On Sat, Jul 23, 2016 at 12:58 AM, Eric des Courtis
> <> wrote:
> > This is a very hard question to answer because I would say OpenSAF is
> rather
> > obscure. But I can tell you that while there are some overlaps between
> the
> > two technologies particularly when it comes design patterns. The fact
> that
> > Erlang is done entirely from the ground up (language, runtime, otp
> patterns
> > etc...) specifically for high availability means that you should in
> theory
> > experience much less friction when designing this sort of system in
> Erlang.
> >
> > My feeling from looking at the documentation is that this isn't well
> > documented. In short I wouldn't consider is competition to Erlang in it's
> > current state for any project.
> >
> > On Thu, Jul 21, 2016 at 9:42 PM, Sashan Govender <>
> wrote:
> >>
> >> Hi
> >>
> >> I'm interested if anyone has done a comparison the Erlang OTP and
> OpenSAF.
> >> It seems to me there is a significant amount of overlap in the but I
> don't
> >> have the expertise in both systems to form a comprehensive picture. As
> far
> >> as I can tell mnesia is like OpenSAF IMM. They can both be used as
> >> configuration databases for a cluster. They both are strongly
> consistent. I
> >> know IMM certainly favours consistency over availabilty. OTP is
> obviously in
> >> Erlang while OpenSAF is in C/C++. Any comparisons out there about these
> two
> >> systems? Or am I wildly off the mark thinking that they are similar?
> >>
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