[rrd-users] Not a simple unsigned integer

Tobias Oetiker tobi at oetiker.ch
Sat Aug 23 13:49:48 CEST 2014

Hi Jonathan,

Yesterday Silver, Jonathan wrote:

> We are getting this "Not a simple unsigned integer" error. I see
> from the forums that we have to provide integers for when metrocs
> are counters.  Is there a real reason and requirement for this
> restriction?  I'm curious.  We have units = Kytes and we are
> passing 100.2 which is why we are getting the error.  We also
> seem to be getting the error when sending a whole number of type
> Float.
> It really seems to me that rrdtool should not be so picky and
> should massage the data.
> We are actually using jmxtrans to collect the data and passing
> that through ganglia so it will be some work for us to resolve in
> the jvm, so any help and/or pointers are extremely appreciated.

you only get this error for COUNTER and DERIVE type datasources.


> Thanks
> jonathan
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