Method for time-stamping messages
Estimated expiration: 2030-Sep-17
Potentially relevant companies (5): Cisco Systems, Inc., Extreme Networks, Inc., Google Inc., Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., ZTE Corporation
Products & technologies (1): Communications:Data
A method for calculating message queue times. The method includes queuing a message into a buffer at a first time, generating a time stamp message representative of a number of messages in the buffer at the first time, transmitting the message to another device, transmitting the time stamp message to a trace device, and calculating the message queue time based upon the time stamp message, the first time, and an amount of data in the buffer.
1. A method, comprising:
queuing a message into a buffer at an initial time;
generating a time stamp message that indicates a number of messages stored in the buffer at the initial time;
transmitting the message to a trace apparatus; and
transmitting the time stamp message to the trace apparatus,
wherein the trace apparatus is configured to calculate a queue time,
wherein the queue time is the time the message was in the buffer before the message was transmitted, and
wherein the queue time is calculated based on a time to transmit the number of the messages stored in the buffer and an arrival time of the message.
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