[collectd] How to compile my own plugin?
marco at absence.it
Fri Dec 5 19:47:42 CET 2008
I modified the entropy plugin to get some uptime statistics but I don't
know how to compile it. Yes, I've read
http://collectd.org/development/build-system.shtml but honestly I think
it's almost impossible to understand something useful without knowing
how make, automake ecc... work.
Well, I'd like to suggest adding a plugin too: an ip6tables plugin. It
should be easy being the iptables already implemented but I'm not sure
whether it is better to create a new plugin or modify the iptables one
adding IPv6 functionality. Does it sound interesting?
About the uptime plugin, I "created" it (well, I had to modify almost
nothing :D) because I used to collect uptime on my own home server with
rrdcollect (I'm moving to collectd ;), but if you find it interesting
please include it in the upstream package. I can't extend it no more
because I don't know how to retrieve this information on systems other
than linux, but it could be used on many other OSs.
Let me know what do you think about, ok?
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