[rrd-users] Specifying counter size

Tobias Oetiker tobi at oetiker.ch
Tue Mar 2 06:40:16 CET 2010

Hi Patrick,

Yesterday Patrick Marchwiak wrote:

> Is there a way to specify a COUNTER size (32/64 bit) when creating a
> data source? I'm using 64-bit counters and would like resets occurring
> near the 32-bit border to be discarded rather than automatically
> corrected. I understand I can use the DERIVE type along with a min of
> 0 to discard *all* such values, but this is slightly different from
> what I need.

there is no way to specify that ... but also the probability for
this to happen is rather low I would guess, or do you have a
special case ?


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