[collectd] Derive and absolute datasource support

Mariusz Gronczewski xani666 at gmail.com
Sat Apr 25 16:41:33 CEST 2009

2009/4/25 Florian Forster <octo at verplant.org>:
> Hi Mariusz,
> On Thu, Apr 23, 2009 at 04:27:37PM +0200, Mariusz Gronczewski wrote:
>> i've made simple patch to add support to derive and absolute
>> datasources in collectd.
> wow, thank you very much for your patch :)
> This is a first important step towards having ‘DERIVE’ data sources in
> collectd, a feature that was requested more than once. I fear, however,
> that there's still some work to do and I doubt we'll get all that done
> by May 1st. From what I currently have in mind we have to adapt at least
> the following plugins: Perl, Java, Network, SNMP, Tail, cURL, gmond.
> My suggestion is to put this code into a separate branch and aim for
> version 4.8. What do you think?
Yup, no point pushing it now when its unfinished. Tho probably most
changes will be like my patch, copy-n-paste code handling counter
datatype and then find-n-replace it to derive/absolute :)

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