[rrd-users] [rrd] Can't I turn off data smoothing for GAUGE?
marc_rrd at merlins.org
Sun Aug 22 03:27:29 CEST 2010
On Sun, Aug 22, 2010 at 02:57:55AM +0200, Alex van den Bogaerdt wrote:
> >> So the next issue comes up: how to display bit fields 65536, 32768,
> >> 16384,
> >> 8192, 4096, 2048, 1024, and 1, all in one graph of 100 pixels high?
> >> (notice how I am avoiding consolidating 8 CDPs at graph time)
> > If it is a non averaging GAUGE, then you just drop all data
> > samples but the first one.
> Is there any logic behind choosing the first one? Because if it is just
> an arbitrary choice, choosing the last one is at least as good, and that
> is exactly what would happen if one chooses to have LAST as the
> consolidation function.
That's fine. Picking any is fine as long as a discrete existing value is
taken and not a bogus one made up by averaging.
> I don't know why RRDtool does have LAST and not FIRST as CF. Maybe there
> is a good reason for it, maybe it is an arbitrary choice.
It doesn't matter. I just said first like I could have said last.
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