[rrd-users] [unsure] Re: Capturing a noisy count variable (Geiger counter)

Alex van den Bogaerdt alex at vandenbogaerdt.nl
Tue Apr 16 00:43:04 CEST 2013

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From: "Alan Finlay" <alan.websites2 at chankly.com>
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Subject: [unsure] Re: [rrd-users] Capturing a noisy count variable (Geiger 

> Thanks Simon, that does explain a lot.
> What it does not cover, is which DS types allow multiple updates within a
> single step, if any.  I seems it does not work for ABSOLUTE, at least.

They all do, but probably in a different way than you would like to.
When updating, all that's done is computing a rate. MIN/MAX/AVG is done only 
when the rate goes into a CDP. This is too late for what you want.
The solution: a single step is 1 second. Your finest RRA is 300 steps (or 
whichever number you choose) of one second instead of having 1 step of 300 


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