[rrd-developers] Re: rrd format change ?

Matt Zimmerman mdz at debian.org
Sun Mar 11 23:03:57 MET 2001

On Sun, Mar 11, 2001 at 01:13:45PM +0100, Tobias Oetiker wrote:

> How about having the rrd format changed so that at the beginging
> of the rrd we have some size specifiers which tell how large the
> data area of each DS definition is ... this would allow to create
> some sort of forward compatible system which can skip DS types it
> does not understand ...

Be sure to have a version number in addition to the size, so that older
versions can skip DS's it won't understand, even if they happen to be the same
size as one that it does.

 - mdz

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