[collectd] PluginRetries

Florian Forster octo at verplant.org
Sat Dec 8 12:05:06 CET 2007

Hi Justo,

On Wed, Dec 05, 2007 at 04:54:17PM +0100, Justo Alonso wrote:
> Maybe a "PluginRetries" global parameter can be useful.

sorry for asking so dumb, but: Why? Do you have a scenario where this
would be helpful?

> Two option (I think) ...
> - First, an integer to the max seconds (now hardcoded 86400).

This would be okay if there's a good reason for the additional code.

> - Second option is a string with a increment especification (like at
>   mail queue runner), p.e. "F,2h,15m; G,16h,1h,1.5; F,4d,6h" ....

When a plugin fails something is broken. This is not normal behavior and
doesn't justify such a complex configuration and related code. The
current increment basically says: ``It's been broken for n seconds, so
I'll try again in another n seconds.'' When the one day maximum is
reached the plugin has been malfunctioning for one day - it's okay to
assume it'll be broken for another day.

> And .. this configuration per plugin ??

No, definitely not.

Florian octo Forster
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