[mrtg] Re: MRTG: value without division per time interval (no gauge)

Alex van den Bogaerdt alex at ergens.op.het.net
Fri Sep 12 15:05:24 MEST 2003

On Fri, Sep 12, 2003 at 07:56:20AM -0500, Pete Templin wrote:

> What's needed is an option ("events"?) that calculates the difference between the previous poll and the current poll, and simply displays that.  Default calculates the difference and divides by the interval.  Gauge shows the current poll and doesn't divide by the interval.  Absolute shows the current poll divided by the interval.  "Newoption" would calculate the difference but not divide by the interval.

No, this is not needed.  MRTG works in rates.  Numbers per second.
GAUGE is a way to tell MRTG that the number is already a rate.
It is still a rate, per second.

Events per <unknown time> are rates but they are not in the
events per second format.  *If* you write a front end (the external
program interface comes to mind) that translates "events per unknown"
into "other number of events per second" then you can use GAUGE just


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