erlang time handling (in calendar.erl and erlang.erl)
Mon Jan 31 17:26:47 CET 2005
Ulf Wiger (AL/EAB) writes:
mml> > (2) This is particularly annoying when your system enters "Spinal
mml> > Tap Emulation Mode" during a customer's stress testing, e.g.
mml> > claiming that the load on a signalling link is 101%
etxuwig> So you mean that without this 1% adjustment made by erlang:now(),
etxuwig> you could measure the load on a signalling link with a margin of
etxuwig> error of less than 1%?
Yes. We currently do that, though in C, not Erlang.
Whether it's useful or not is another question. But it sure is lame to
display 101%. It's also lame when you have two identical test systems
listening to the same link from a test generator and one consistently
says 56% and the other consistently 57%. Gets people asking "why can't
they agree, they're the same, aren't they?".
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