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

Alex van den Bogaerdt alex at ergens.op.het.net
Fri Sep 12 17:01:57 MEST 2003

On Fri, Sep 12, 2003 at 08:23:53AM -0500, Pete Templin wrote:

> Besides, if you were to draw a matrix of the combinations possible (calculate the difference or read the current value, divide by the interval or not), you'd see that there are four combinations but only three of them can be achieved in current form (native, gauge, absolute).  Is it really so hard for folks to realize that, and maybe consider that there is a valid use for it?  

I think I know MRTG pretty well.  What you want to do is not what
MRTG is designed for.  Period.

Whatever type of input (counter, absolute, derive, gauge) you are
using doesn't matter:  mrtg MUST convert it into <whatever> PER SECOND.

I don't give a shit if there is a valid use for what you are trying
to do; is it really so hard to understand that YOU ARE USING THE

Collect the numbers, put them in a database and query that database,
sorted on the time stamp, for the last two rows.  Simple, no?

You are complaining to the hardware store that you cannot use your
hammer to drive those small screws.  And yes, it may be valid to
use small screws.  No, do not use a hammer.


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