[collectd] [RFC] virt2: a rewrite of the virt plugin

Francesco Romani fromani at redhat.com
Fri Nov 11 08:38:06 CET 2016

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Florian Forster" <ff at octo.it>
> To: "Francesco Romani" <fromani at redhat.com>
> Cc: collectd at verplant.org
> Sent: Thursday, November 10, 2016 6:42:53 PM
> Subject: Re: [collectd] [RFC] virt2: a rewrite of the virt plugin
> Hi Francesco,
> Thank you for reaching out! I think a rewrite is probably better than adding
> a plugin doing the same as another, existing plugin – that will confuse
> users and increased our maintenance burden. However, this would require that
> the observable behavior stays the same: same config options and the same
> metric names, primarily. 

Hi Florian!
Those requirements are fine by me.
We definitely can keep the same config options, and we are fine with the existing
metric names.

> I'm happy to review a design document if you have one – that makes it much
> easier to understand pull requests and expedites pull requests.

I'll make sure to provide such document shortly before, worst case together, with
my pull request.

Thanks for the feedback,

Francesco Romani
Red Hat Engineering Virtualization R & D
Phone: 8261328
IRC: fromani

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