[collectd] tail plugin - how to generate counter graphs

Daniel Hilst danielhilst at gmail.com
Thu Apr 5 14:13:24 CEST 2012

On 04/05/2012 01:38 PM, Flyinvap wrote:
> Hi,
> Le 05.04.2012 11:38, Daniel Hilst a écrit :
>> I'm using tail to count matches on a file. When I do `watch rrdtool
>> lastupdate counter-total.rrd' I got the right numbers. But when I
>> create the graph[1] I got an m on Y axis. What is this? Megabytes?
> m stands for "milli" unit. Collectd and rrdtool don't know the unit,
> rrdtool stores value without unit (if rrdtool displays 1m, the value is
> 0.001 unit).

Thanks for explanation.. I was confuse about my graph.. I want to see 
the current value of the counter.. not the rate of change as counter 
does. To get that I should use gauge, not counter.. I'm writing an exec 
plugin script to achieve that,

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