Linux: My computer is so fast ...

Bert Freudenberg bert at
Tue Jan 23 19:43:14 UTC 2007

... that it finishes before it even started.

I just ran Croquet's tests on a MacBook Pro with Ubuntu Linux in the  
Parallels PC emulator:

	CroquetVMTests new quickLatencyTest

results in

	#(2.451390797266446e6 1073741822 0.023 3)

which is a test failure. The first value is supposed to be the  
average number of milliseconds for a local network roundtrip, the  
second the maximum. Strange values. Looking at the actual test runs,  
here are the results sorted by occurrence, values in hex:

  a SortedCollection(63481->'16r0' 4374->'16r1' 131->'16r2' 61- 
 >'16r3FFFFFFE' 45->'16r3FFFFFFD' 44->'16r3' 29->'16r4' 20- 
 >'16r3FFFFFFC' 10->'16r7' 3->'16r6' 3->'16r5' 2->'16r8' 1- 

The method to measure the runtime is [...] timeToRun. How could that  
possibly answer a negative amount?! Only if the millisecond clock  
turns backwards. The new Apple machines indeed are very fast, but  
*that* fast?

- Bert -

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