[collectd] Multiple interval values for Exec Plugin

Lee Hardy lee at leeh.uk
Tue Dec 1 20:59:55 CET 2015

The easiest way is normally to make the processes long lived.  Instead of
the process you're running from collectd exiting once it's returned some
data it should instead run in a forever style loop, returning some data
then sleeping for the required length of time before returning more data
and sleeping again etc.

If the command you're running can't do that, easiest way is to wrap it in a
quick shell script which handles running the real command and doing the

On 1 Dec 2015 19:26, "Lat P" <lat.lat.p at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> I have multiple exec plugins in collectd and I would like collectd to
> execute each of them at different intervals. I specified the below Interval
> value in the exec plugin config file
> <LoadPlugin exec>
>     Interval 240
> </LoadPlugin>
> With the above, collectd is executing all the scripts with 240 seconds
> interval.
> Is it possible to specify collectd to exec one script with 60 seconds
> interval, another script at 240 seconds interval and another at 600 seconds
> interval?
> Thanks
> Lat
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