[rrd-developers] a portable rrd format

Tobias Oetiker tobi at oetiker.ch
Thu Jun 21 09:12:50 CEST 2007


> > the conversion does not have any measurable performance impact ...
> gut feeling: there's always that pesky exception which you didn't
> know about at the time you started, but is going to hunt you when
> you're done making decisions, programming and releasing.

yep ... :-) testing helps ...

> I guess what I am asking is this: do you want a tool that is
> fair at doing math in a really wide range of numbers (distances
> between stars but also distances between cells) or do you want
> a tool that is really good at keeping SNMP (alike) values and
> rates?

for mrtg I wanted snmp counters ... for rrdtool I want the stars
and the atoms ...  :-) oh and since most CPUs have a fpu these
days, integer is not that much faster than floatingpoint anymore
(if at all).


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