[rrd-users] Strange values in RRA

Steve Shipway s.shipway at auckland.ac.nz
Fri Nov 23 05:35:33 CET 2012

>         <ds>
>                 <name> 1 </name>
>                 <type> GAUGE </type>

Not a good idea to call a dataset by a numerical name.  This will confuse all sorts of things in the RPN for a start.  Best stick to alpha.

In fact, I don’t think you CAN use a numeric name in the normal APIs, but RRD::Simple seems not to make as many sanity checks...


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