[rrd-developers] Re: --units-exponents problem
oetiker at ee.ethz.ch
Fri Aug 20 21:26:14 MEST 2004
Today Christophe Kalt wrote:
> On Aug 20, Tobias Oetiker wrote:
> | this code tries to ensure that grid lines are at least 5 pixles
> | apart ... as the ylab.grid is not realy thought for extreme cases
> | to do this right, a different approach has to be take I guess.
> | you change basically drops the 'no grid lines closer than 5 pixels'
> | rule ... I don't think this should happen ...
> It does.. i can send you an rrd file to exhibit the problem
> if you want. i think that somehow, --units-exponents must be
> throwing things off, but i couldn't really tell how.
> you're right that i end up with graphs that have too many grid
> lines, but that's better than hanging :-)
> Hmm, and actually, it seems i still get failed graphs.
what I am saying is that units exponent actually requires more
things to be changed than it does ... the whole rrdtool code was
written without unit-exponents in mind. The implementation of this
feature is obviously lacking ... the problem is that I would never
use this my self so I will not encounter its bugs ... or rather I
would have implemented this feature from the start ....
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