[mrtg-developers] More patches: Include and cfg file changes
tobi at oetiker.ch
Wed Sep 22 06:31:33 CEST 2010
Today Steve Shipway wrote:
> I'm on a roll this week... :)
> More patches for MRTG in the pipeline -
> 1. Add wildcard support to the Include: directive. This
> is something I've wanted for years and been too lazy to submit
> the (small) patch required to make it work. Routers2 already
> supports this :P
> 2. In daemon mode, check for modifications to the cfg file,
> and if so, reload the configuration. I'm still testing this one
> because it is potentially difficult, as MRTG makes a few
> assumptions that this won't happen. I'm also using Tobi's trick
> of using -M rather than (time-stat()) on the file age, and
> then $^T=time after the reload.
> 3. Identify RRD 1.4.999 or later, and use the new rrdcached
> functions I added in the RRDTool patch if running in
> rrdcached/TCP mode. This is the final hurdle to allow MRTG to
> run on a separate server from the RRDTool database, allowing a
> true distributed MRTG setup. Some additional code now in place
> to prevent re-testing of remote RRD files when in rrdcached/TCP
> mode (as the -M test can no longer be used, of course). Needs a
> bit more testing, though...
> I'll be submitting these to Tobi once I'm happy they're stable.
> In the meantime, I'd appreciate any feedback from the community.
go steve go!
Tobi Oetiker, OETIKER+PARTNER AG, Aarweg 15 CH-4600 Olten, Switzerland
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