[openstack-dev] [ceilometer] Counter frequency bp discussion

Doug Hellmann doug.hellmann at dreamhost.com
Mon Jan 7 19:30:49 UTC 2013

On Mon, Jan 7, 2013 at 1:26 PM, Eoghan Glynn <eglynn at redhat.com> wrote:

> > > Also, should we constrain the possible periods to avoid lots of
> > > irregularity (e.g. just allow 1s, 10s, 60s & multiples thereof),
> > > or make it completely free form?
> >
> >
> >
> > We need to specify a minimum. I'm not sure whether we need to be more
> > strict than that, though. Did you have an example of an issue that
> > might come up if we allow arbitrary values?
> No, it was just an idea to ensure that the GCD generally works out at
> a sane value. But if its considered too constraining, there's no strong
> reason to go down that route.

OK. I don't know if we need to worry about GCD anyway. We don't want to
collect data just to throw it a way, so there's no reason to invoke *all*
of the pollsters every time through the loop.

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