[rrd-developers] "UPDATEV" shim?

Tobias Oetiker tobi at oetiker.ch
Fri Jun 19 07:25:57 CEST 2009

Hi Kevin,

Yesterday kevin brintnall wrote:

> Tobi,
> What should we do about "UPDATEV" until we have support in rrdcached?
> Currently the client code will just abort "UPDATEV" requests.  This may
> cause problems in an environment that uses both "UPDATE" and "UPDATEV"...
> it's probably desirable to set $RRDCACEHD_ADDRESS for the former, but it's
> impossible for the latter.
> I see a couple decent options:
>  - "FLUSH" the file, then operate directly on it (race condition with new
>    updates?)

tis will have odd effects for people who assume update to be
working remotely ...

>  - Implement "UPDATEV" in the daemon.  How does this affect 1.4 release
>    timing?

well you estimated that it will be quite some work ...

I would like to see this in 1.5 ... the 1.4rc does not seem to be
causing much of an echo, so I guess I will be releasing 1.4.0
sometime next week.



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