[rrd-users] Re: Using stack vs lines - opinions?

Alex van den Bogaerdt alex at slot.hollandcasino.nl
Tue May 28 16:44:44 MEST 2002

People, it seems like you are confusing STACK and AREA.

> I use stack when when the sum of the quantities is relevant, lines when
> it isn't.
> For example: when plotting CPU load of one machine, the sum of user,
> system and nice is relevant, so I'd use stack, but when plotting the price
> of 3 different stocks, the sum is not relevant so I use 3 lines.

The following is an example of STACKing LINEs.

   rrdtool graph ....

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