[collectd] Less output for processes plugin

Matthias Runge mrunge at matthias-runge.de
Mon Apr 12 11:19:46 CEST 2021

On 09/04/2021 19:19, Tom Hanstra wrote:
> When I use the processes plugin of collectd, I get a lot of info I 
> really don't need. Things like:
> io_ops
> ps_stacksize
> ps_data
> etc. Is there any way to limit/configure the processes plugin to only 
> output certain values and skip others?  I have not found a way to do so, 
> but am hoping others know of a way.

No, I'm not aware of that option. Usually, you'd only query for the 
output you need when doing graphing or requesting the values. You are 
right, that this behavior collects more data than desired. I have seen 
the same behavior with other collecting agents, such as node_exporter.


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