[rrd-users] Re: disabling interpolation?

John D. Blair jblair at quicknet.net
Tue Aug 22 18:10:51 MEST 2000

Tobias Oetiker wrote:
> Yesterday you sent me mail regarding [rrd-users] disabling interpolation?:
> *>
> *> Hello,
> *>
> *> Is there a way to disable the interpolation of data that shows up at
> *> irregular intervals?  I have an application for which I want to record
> *> the maximum value reported during a step interval.  I need to record the
> *> actual value that was reported, regardless of when the value was
> *> actually reported.
> *>
> *> I assuming I've missed something obvious, since this seems like a pretty
> *> normal thing to do.
> this isnot at all normal because you are messing with the data ...
> rrdtool tries to be very clean in this respect ... you can force
> things by reporting your data always on a interval boundery ...

It seems to me that I'm not messing with the data if what I'm reporting
is not continuous.  I'm reporting integer values.  When rrdtool
interpolates it records impossible conditions.  I.e., there are never
4.76 people in a room, there are either 4 or 5.


John D. Blair <jblair at quicknet.net>
Senior Software Engineer, Quicknet Technologies, Inc.

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