[TIP] Result protocol / problems being solved

Doug Philips dgou at mac.com
Tue Apr 14 14:47:50 PDT 2009


On or about Tuesday, April 14, 2009, at 05:35PM, Victoria G. Laidler indited:
>We are also explicitly interested in start time, so we can see whether 
>eg a bunch of tests all failed at 10:07 while trying to access a 
>particular disk that went offline for a minute.

Start time (what format?)
End time (what format?)
Duration (seconds.microseconds? Or some other format?)

All three are useful.
In general, you cannot leave out one and compute it from the others.
Provision for all of them, as optional. Downstream tools can decide what they want to do with them if there are discrepancies (such as when the accuracy or precision vary).

-Doug




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