[smokeping-users] does loss_background do what I think? (and why doesn't it do it?)

Howard Jones howie at thingy.com
Fri Jul 19 15:20:57 CEST 2013

And within seconds of posting I realised I'd also moved from CGI to 
FastCGI, so a config change requires restarting Apache as well as 
Smokeping. Now I have my bars.

Rubber duck debugging at work I guess! [1]



[1] http://www.rubberduckdebugging.com/

On 19/07/2013 14:16, Howard Jones wrote:
> Hi folks,
> I've just upgraded my 2.4.2 installation to 2.6.9, and noticed on the
> website this nice looking feature where loss is shown as a vertical line
> instead of just the single pixel on the median line. I'm tracking a
> small/infrequent loss problem at the moment, and this would be very
> useful. (I mean, like this:
> http://oss.oetiker.ch/smokeping/doc/reading_detail.png)
> My 2.4.2 didn't do this, and my 2.6.9 one doesn't either by default. It
> looks like I need:
>     loss_background = yes
> in the "+ detail" section on the config file, but that doesn't seem to
> make any difference, so...
>    1) Is loss_background what produces those vertical lines?
>    2) Is there something else I need to do to enable them? (e.g. rrdtool
> version > n, I have 1.2.27 at the moment)
> Thanks in advance for any pointers...
> Howie
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