[rrd-developers] Re: Architecture-dependent RRD file format

Matt Zimmerman mdz at debian.org
Tue Oct 30 09:02:30 MET 2001

On Tue, Oct 30, 2001 at 07:39:01AM +0100, Tobias Oetiker wrote:

> Yesterday Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> > How about creating a different cookie for float_cookie to indicate
> > that the RRD is architecture-independent?  At configure time, we
> > could check whether the system has xdr routines, and if so, compile
> > in support for architecture-independent RRDs (in which xdr would be
> > used).
> Exactly ... this is what I have been trying to tell you ... I assumed,
> that by encoding the cookie with xdr you would get a special value
> anyway, but having a exlicit xdr cookie may be even better, just in
> cas the xdr float format is 'almost' the same as the native format on
> some architecture.

OK, we are talking about the same thing then.  I thought you meant the
RRD_COOKIE rather than the FLOAT_COOKIE.

I seem to recall reading that rrdtool was in CVS now...is the repository
open for public access?  Or should I start from the 1.0.33 sources?

 - mdz

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