[rsyslog] rsyslog stats - counters

Rainer Gerhards rgerhards at hq.adiscon.com
Wed Sep 8 21:02:46 CEST 2010


> -----Original Message-----
> From: rsyslog-bounces at lists.adiscon.com [mailto:rsyslog-
> bounces at lists.adiscon.com] On Behalf Of Rainer Gerhards
> Sent: Wednesday, September 08, 2010 9:00 PM
> To: rsyslog-users
> Subject: Re: [rsyslog] rsyslog stats - counters
> 
> Hi David and Joe,
> 
> many thanks for the feedback. I have thought a bit about this and I
> think I
> can craft pragmatic - but sufficiently clean - solution today. 

Whishful thinking ;) tomorrow I meant...

>Maybe we
> can
> try to *evolve* this as a side-activity. I'll target v5-devel and
> above.
> 
> Rainer
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: rsyslog-bounces at lists.adiscon.com [mailto:rsyslog-
> > bounces at lists.adiscon.com] On Behalf Of david at lang.hm
> > Sent: Wednesday, September 08, 2010 7:04 PM
> > To: rsyslog-users
> > Subject: Re: [rsyslog] rsyslog stats - counters
> >
> > On Wed, 8 Sep 2010, Rainer Gerhards wrote:
> >
> > > I have thought once again about which counters I could provide
> > without
> > > generating most of the plumbing. Probably the only one I can
> envision
> > is the
> > > number of message objects inside the system (assuming that number
> of
> > queues
> > > itself and such is of really no interest at all), or more precisely
> > number of
> > > messages generated and number of messages deleted. This does
> roughly
> > reflect
> > > the number of messages processed, but only if no async queues are
> > used (they
> > > require some message duplication). If this is considered useful, I
> > could look
> > > into that. It probably takes two to three days to get that going
> with
> > some
> > > minimal plumbing for the background writer (done in a clean way).
> > >
> > > I could also output the main queue size, but once again be reminded
> > that this
> > > reflects only part of the picture (depending on config only a very
> > small
> > > part...).
> > >
> > > Feedback appreciated.
> >
> > I think that this would be useful to have. As it is, it's hard to
> tell
> > if
> > rsyslog is queuing messages or not, this would give you a tool to use
> > to
> > tell this.
> >
> > David Lang
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