[mrtg-developers] Calculating 95th percentile

Jo Rhett jrhett at svcolo.com
Wed Oct 10 23:10:45 CEST 2007

On Oct 10, 2007, at 12:59 PM, Westlake, Simon wrote:
> My only desire to fix my script was to gain a better understanding of
> the cause of the problem so that I wouldn't come back and post another
> (obviously) stupid question due to lack of understanding :)

The way you'll learn is by doing what I said for debug:

> start by doing command-line fetch commands with the same input and

Read the comments on the rrdfetch manpage carefully, they are concise  
but very true.  fetch rarely returns what you expect until you learn  
how to expect what fetch will provide ;-)

I always end up doing command-line queries to confirm that I will get  
what I want.

Jo Rhett
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