erlang time handling (in calendar.erl and erlang.erl)

Matthias Lang matthias@REDACTED
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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