[collectd] improve Processes plugin

Lukas Bednar lbednar at redhat.com
Mon Sep 5 08:24:54 CEST 2011

Hi Florian and Paul,

Thanks a lot for yours advices. I will do what I can the best.

On 09/04/2011 06:13 PM, Florian Forster wrote:
> Hi Lukas,
> On Sun, Sep 04, 2011 at 09:29:31AM +0200, Lukas Bednar wrote:
>> But there is problem that these specific processes execute another
>> processes (children) which generate considerable load. These
>> child-processes isn't counted to statistic data of specific process.
> as far as I know, there is no such functionality yet in collectd.

Ok, I will do that.

> Since normal "options" are just blocks without any children in
> collectd's config, I'd propose to use the following alternative config
> syntax:
>    <Plugin processes>
>      <Process "my_parent">
>        AccountChildren true|false|<num>
>      </Process>
>    </Plugin>

Sure, it is more readable and gives to user more freedom, I will use it.

Great regards,


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