[rrd-users] Re: CPU usage help

Alex van den Bogaerdt alex at slot.hollandcasino.nl
Tue May 21 09:31:30 MEST 2002

joe at tormented.org wrote:

> Hi, I'm having trouble getting a cpu usage graph made.  I'm using the mib
> ssCpuRawIdle, ssCpuRawSystem, and ssCpuRawUser.  I can graph these out
> fine.  But the units that measure out come to be in M.  I can't figure out
> to get the data for my actual processor usage and how much is in use.  Do
> I need to do calculations or get a different mib?

It seems to me that you're graphing the numbers as GAUGEs.  This is not
necessarily true.  It could be, for instance, reported in miliseconds
since startup, in which case it is a COUNTER.

Perhaps the "example for the external program interface" on the faq
site may help you as well, just like faq entry #9 will.

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