[collectd] RFC: Changes to data sources and naming schema

Jesse Reynolds jesse at bulletproof.net
Tue Sep 24 08:22:27 CEST 2013

On 24/09/2013, at 3:21 PM, Florian Forster <octo at collectd.org> wrote:

> Hi Jesse,
> On Tue, Sep 24, 2013 at 10:04:20AM +0930, Jesse Reynolds wrote:
>> 2) - I'm slightly confused ... can you give an example of how you'd do
>>     a disk utilisation threshold check? either the current absolute
>>     value needs to be known, or one at some previous point in time
>>     and the current value calculated from that.
> The same way you're doing it now, really.
>> It can't all be just rate data.
> I think here lies the misunderstanding: The proposal is not to "make
> everything a rate", but "make everything a gauge". For counters, that
> means converting them to a rate. Since nothing changes for gauges at
> all, I didn't spent any time discussing them. They are *not* going away
> and we do not propose to change partition usage or temperatures to
> rates.

Ahh! Excellent, thank you for clarifying that. Carry on then :-) Nothing to see here. 

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