[collectd] Do not receive OKAY notification on missing values.

Andrés J. Díaz ajdiaz at connectical.com
Fri Jun 26 15:42:48 CEST 2009

Hi Florian (et al)

I cannot found the patch applied in the repository, I clone
collectd-4.7 branch and still missing OKAY notifications, also in git
log do not appear any reference to this bug.. I'm not really a git
gooro,  I'm doing a git clone + git checkout to get the branch...



2009/6/20 Florian Forster <octo at verplant.org>:
> Hi Andrés,
> On Thu, Jun 04, 2009 at 10:13:36PM +0200, Andrés J. Díaz wrote:
>> Reading the code, I found that the OKAY notification behaviour is
>> defined in utils_cache.c, but do not work for me :(
>> I attach a workarround which check if c_avl_get fails before
>> ut_check_interesting call, but I'm not sure if it's the best solution.
> I don't think that's a work around but rather a full-grown bugfix ;) The
> variable `ce' is used in the loop checking for timed out values. After
> then, when the timed out values are handled (this needs to be done in
> two steps because mixing the `iterator' with `remove' is not supported)
> no `get' is called and the state of the last entry (a random entry,
> probably) is updated over and over again.
> I've applied your fix in a slightly modified way to the collectd-4.6
> branch and merged it to the collectd-4.7 branch. Could you give it a try
> and let me know if it works for you? I'd then pack new releases.
>> This patch works because I think that the problem is the
>> ut_check_interesting function, which return "uninteresting" for any
>> missing value, because the threshold_get function fails due to the
>> c_avl_get return non zero.
> No, I don't think the `ut_check_interesting' function is a problem: It
> looks for matching thresholds and returns a values based on that. For
> this, is doesn't need any actual values, just their names. So it doesn't
> ``know'' if a value is missing or not and doesn't care ;)
> Many thanks for all your threshold related patches :)
> Regards,
> -octo
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