I'd like to replay the IIS or Tomcat access logs to do load testing. The access logs contain only Get request, so the session data/post data is not a problem here. However two timing problem is present at default IIS and Tomcat logs
The access log "time" entry is at the resolution of 1 seconds , say "06/Aug/2011:17:51:52 +0800". So when the request enter in the 1 seconds is unknown, they can comes in a bursty way or in a evenly way. The response time will be different, but how much different do not known.
The access log "time" entry records the request completion time not request arrival time. See Tomcat time,IIS log time. If the "time-taken" field is present, we can extract the "time taken" from the "time" to get the arrival time, but the real problem is that "time-taken" is not logged by default. It seems to me that the only we to solve this problem is try to persuade the client to turn "time-taken" on.
Both problem can be solved by modified the default logger, but it is a last resort. Are there any workaround or tricks to measure or calculate the correct "time" so that it can be used for load testing.