[collectd] Monitoring collectd

Andrés J. Díaz ajdiaz at connectical.com
Fri Feb 26 17:02:03 CET 2010

On Tue, 16 Feb 2010 22:49:58 +0100
Sebastian Harl <sh at tokkee.org> wrote:

> Hi,

Hi Sebastian (et al)

> Hrm, this might even warrant a new (boolean) config option, which, if
> set, will mark a data-set as "interesting" and thus causes a
> notification to be dispatched if the value is missing. Of course, your
> work-around works as well, but that should rather be considered a bad
> hack (no offense ;-)) and it's fairly hard to understand when looking
> at the config file.

Yep, perhaps my "solution" is a bit tricky ;) I've attached a patch with
an "Interesting" option for thresholds, so we can define a threshold in
the following way:

  <Type "load">
    Interesting "true"  

Note that Interesting is true by default and you only need to
explicit the "true" value for dummy thresholds (i.e. without
warning or failures thresholds). Also, we can define a threshold for
something value, but without the interesting check (that is, never get
a notification when missing data), just putting the Interesting value
to "false".

Enjoy and remember that feedbacks are welcome :)

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