[rrd-developers] Discuss regarding Ticket 263

Jean-Edouard Babin radius at gmail.com
Tue May 25 21:57:05 CEST 2010

So, I removed the never flags and improved the behavior of time_clean

On Tue, May 25, 2010 at 9:23 AM, Alex van den Bogaerdt
<alex at vandenbogaerdt.nl> wrote:
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> From: "Tobias Oetiker" <tobi at oetiker.ch>
> To: "Alex van den Bogaerdt" <alex at vandenbogaerdt.nl>
> Cc: <rrd-developers at lists.oetiker.ch>
> Sent: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 8:32 AM
> Subject: Re: [rrd-developers] Discuss regarding Ticket 263
>> I agree that 0 could serve as a value for undefined since rrdtool
>> curently does not let you use dates before 1980 when creating an
>> rrd (this is an arbitrary choice in the code and could be removed
>> with a very short patch). In 1.5 we shuld be able todo this at
>> least for platforms using 64bit dates.
>> In general I think it is a sub optimal solution to use inband
>> signaling ... here we can get proper out of band signaling without
>> any disadvantage ... so I welcome this.
> By all means, do it, like I said: just my 2ct :)
> I do not remember it very well, it has been years ago, but just know that I
> did the work with 0 actually meaning false. Please make sure not to overlook
> any tests that may be in the code, easily overlooked and then you have a
> bug.
> cheers,
> Alex
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