>> 2. If not all servers are running exactly the same time it can be
>> misleading to log seconds if we start to combine logs from different servers.
>> Also, what time is logged? The beginning or the termination of the
>> request? It might be wise to have both times.
>That shouldn't be a problem in this day and age when even desktop PCs can
>synch up to SNTP servers. Sys Admins should be synching their servers as
>a matter of course.
Global synchronization is IMHO much less important at the second by second
level. In any case we run synchronisation within 2 seconds across the Atlantic
so its really not that big a deal.
Analysis of results on a single server at the second by second level would be
very interesting and worthwhile IMHO. Knowing that one got 20 requests a second
for 15 seconds is quite interesting. Knowing that one got 300 in a minute less
When we tunned the CERN server we looked at the number of connections per second
that it peaked at then looked at the bottlenecks.
- Re: Time
- From: "James E. Calloway" <firstname.lastname@example.org>