[collectd] [PATCH 2/3] Complete the collectd.conf man page.

Andres J. Diaz ajdiaz at connectical.com
Sun Jun 13 19:57:06 CEST 2010

Hi people!

This patch improves the documentation in the collectd.conf(5) man page about
threshold keywords, including Hysteresis, Hits or Interesting flags.

 src/collectd.conf.pod |   28 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 1 files changed, 28 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

diff --git a/src/collectd.conf.pod b/src/collectd.conf.pod
index 0fcd674..98b9298 100644
--- a/src/collectd.conf.pod
+++ b/src/collectd.conf.pod
@@ -4504,6 +4504,13 @@ information.
          WarningMin 100000000
+     <Type "load">
+     	DataSource "midterm"
+     	FailureMax 4
+     	Hits 3
+     	Hysteresis 3
+     </Type>
@@ -4576,6 +4583,27 @@ percentage value, relative to the other data sources. This is helpful for
 example for the "df" type, where you may want to issue a warning when less than
 5E<nbsp>% of the total space is available. Defaults to B<false>.
+=item B<Hits> I<Value>
+Sets the number of occurrences which the threshold must be arised before to
+dispatch any notification or, in other words, the number of B<Interval>s
+than the threshold must be match before dispatch any notification.
+=item B<Hysteresis> I<Value>
+Sets the hysteresis value for threshold. The hysteresis is a method to
+prevent flapping between states, until a new received value for
+a previously matched threshold down below the threshold condition
+(B<WarningMax>, B<FailureMin> or everthing else) minus the hysteresis value,
+the failure (respectively warning) state will be keep.
+=item B<Interesting> B<true>|B<false>
+If set to B<true> (the default), the threshold must be treated as
+interesting and, when a number of B<Timeout> values will lost, then
+a missing notification will be dispatched. On the other hand, if set to
+B<false>, the missing notification will never dispatched for this threshold.

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