[rrd-developers] DS idea

Tobias Oetiker tobi at oetiker.ch
Mon Oct 11 06:55:00 CEST 2010

Hi Alex,

Today Alex van den Bogaerdt wrote:

> >
> > Whatever it's called, I'd certainly like to see a DS type which is like
> > GAUGE but without the normalisation to the interval.  There are many
> > applications for which this would be useful.
> >
> I'm probably missing something here.
> What can you do with that, which cannot be achieved with step==1,
> steps=={whatever},heartbeat>={whatever} and CF LAST (or, as in this thread,
> MAX) ?

the use case for this is that you have a mixed set of datasource
types in a single RRD file ... some get the normal treatment others
get the GAUGELAST treatment. This can not be achieved today. You
have to use multipl RRD files or maybe do some very cool stuff in
all graph commands.


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