[rrd-developers] Re: rrd format change ?

Russ Wright rwwright at home.com
Tue Mar 13 08:14:42 MET 2001

Along those lines a while ago I suggested saving sysUpTime. If the 
format changes it would be cool to have that built in. You can then 
be a bit smarter about counter data types (ie. skip the interval that 
spans the device reboot).


At 12:58 PM -0500 3/12/01, Shane O'Donnell wrote:
>Snippets of Wisdom Deleted
>>  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 ...
>I'd also be interested in discussing (if this is up for discussion) adding
>the ability to generate user-customizable data fields in the header of the
>RRD.  I'm envisioning a handy place to store something like sysName and
>sysDescr for the device you are polling.
>Ideally, this ends up as extensible, but only minimally so.
>Does this fall within the bounds of something that we're collectively
>interested in?

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