Delay and Server reliability
andreas.raab at gmx.de
Tue Jul 24 08:22:09 UTC 2007
Damien Cassou wrote:
>> Is there any chance that this patch goes to 3.10?
> Chance would be greater if unit tests were included.
Good luck with that. I tried for a couple of hours to find a reliable
way of creating this problem with not even so much as a hint of being
able to make it happen. The problem is that on any local machine you're
never completely independent from the time source of that machine and if
you are dependent on the time source you are in sync with Delay and
everything will be fine. You need an independent source of events and
I've yet to find someone who shows me how to write unit tests across
multiple machines (and no, running multiple images on the same machine
doesn't work because your process scheduler uses the same time source
that your image uses so it's not independent).
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