[collectd] reading kernel counters?

Amos Shapira amos.shapira at gmail.com
Sat Jun 11 00:37:26 CEST 2011

On 11 June 2011 08:29, XANi <xani666 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, 10 Jun 2011 15:57:58 +1000, Amos Shapira
> <amos.shapira at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hello,
> Hi
> > To my surprise, when I looked for a collectd plugin to graph
> > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/netfilter/ip_conntrack_count (a file which
> > contains a gauge integer of current number of entries in the
> > ip_conntrack table), I didn't see anything which can do this in the
> > list of plugins.
> >
> > What am I missing? It must be a very common use of collectd but going
> > through the list of plugins nothing seem to provide this.
> http://collectd.org/wiki/index.php/Plugin:ConnTrack ? :)

Thanks. That's an obvious one :^).

A colleague pointed me to this right after I sent my question but it crashes
for us on CentOS 5.5.

We might debug this but in general I'm a bit surprised there isn't a module
to just read a single number from just any file, is there?

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