[rrd-users] Re: Data rounding or smoothing?

Tobias Oetiker tobi at oetiker.ch
Mon Sep 11 08:10:25 MEST 2006

Hi Denis,

> Is this done to smooth the plotted line in a graph?  And is there
> a way to have the actual data updated and stored without the
> intermediate value being rounded up or down?

the 'problem' is that rrdtool stores its data according to a fixed
interval based on 1970-01-01 00:00 GMT. Since you can enter data at
will, rrdtool will make sure the numbers it stores are adjusted so
that the space below the 'curve' stays the same as what was covered
by your original data.


Tobi Oetiker, OETIKER+PARTNER AG, Aarweg 15 CH-4600 Olten
http://tobi.oetiker.ch tobi at oetiker.ch ++41 62 213 9902

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