[collectd] collectd plugin-specific intervals

Bostjan Skufca bostjan at a2o.si
Thu Sep 30 00:53:30 CEST 2010

+1 for this feature

It could really help with IO "hell" also.

Nicolas: maybe you should currently apply some of the generic plugins
(exec, libperl, java) and collect the actual data only every 360th
time (if you use 10s interval and want to collect this specific item
only once every hour).


On 29 September 2010 09:24, Nicolas Michael <email at nmichael.de> wrote:
> Hi,
> I recently came across collect and was impressed by its functionality and
> modular design. Great work!
> There is just one piece missing, which actually would be very important for me
> to make use of it: A possibility to specifiy intervals on a per-plugin basis.
> There are some counters which I need quite often (let's say, most OS statistics
> as cpu, network etc.), and some statistics which are rather expensive to collect
> and only change infrequently anyway (retrieved through some Oracle DB queries).
> For the first set of data I would need at least 10 second intervals, while the
> DB stuff should not be queried more often than once an hour. Those two intervals
> are so wide apart that it's impossible to find any useful "compromise" here.
> Browsing through your archives I've found some discussions from February this
> year about the exact same topic. Do you have any plans to implement such a
> feature in the near future (somehow generic for all plugins)? For my current
> purpose it might be sufficient to have such intervals for the oracle (and maybe
> Exec, GenericJMX and Java) plugins, but of course a generic solution would be
> even better.
> Thanks for your help,
> and again my respect for this great tool!
> Nick.
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