[rrd-developers] feeding rrd with not time sequenced argus data.

txemi txemi2 at euskalnet.net
Mon Sep 29 12:07:09 MEST 2003

Hi, I am trying to draw argus data with rrdtool, and I found next problem:

- rrdtool needs data periodically sequenced.
- argus gives me transaction data when some transaction is finished.

So if I want to draw received bytes at one machine from other I do not know 
how to
feed argus data to rrd.

Acceptable behaviour whould be something like that:

- rrd supposes 0 bytes received if no update received at some interval. I 
think default behaviour is guessing data from near time slots or using 
UNKNOWN if not enough data available.
- rrd adds updates instead of making average if more than one transaction 
at some interval. I do not know default behaviour for the case when more than 
one update
is done for a single time slot.

What would be the proper method to do that? Is any of the existing data inputs 
(GAUGE/COUNTER/DERIVE/ABSOLUTE) doing what I need? Do I need to write glue 
code to feed rrd every time slot with data doing behaviour I need? I am sure 
somebody had the same problem as using rrd with argus is very common.


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