gatherd.conf man page

gatherd.conf — SBLIM metric repository daemon configuration file


The file gatherd.conf is read by gatherd(8) at startup. Each line consists of a configuration option value pair delimited by an '=' character. A '#' (number sign) indicates the beginning of a comment.



The ip address of the remote repository daemon to which metric values will be sent. Default is localhost.


TCP port of remote repository daemon. Default is 6363.


Trace level for the gatherd process. Default is 0.


Name of file to write tracing information. Default is stderr.


Gatherer components to be traced seperated by a colon (:). Valid components are: comm, util, gather, rrepos. Default is none.


Directory where metric collection plugins are located. Default is /usr/lib/gather/mplug (/usr/lib64/gather/mplug).


Plugins to automatically load, initalize and start sampling. Valid values are: * or colon-seperated list. Default is none.


If specified this interval will override the plugin defined individual sampling intervals. Unit is in seconds.

WARNING: This config option should only be used for debugging purposes. It overrides the per metric defined sample interval of all plugins, and really short intervals can introduce skew in the data due to seconds not being a high enough sample resolution.


Specifies whether the metric plugins are invoked in a time-synchronized manner. Synchronized metrics with the same sample interval will be scheduled together. Possible values are:

1 synchronized relative to Jan, 1st, 1970, 00:00
0 unsynchronized, will be scheduled asap

Default is 1.


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See Also


Referenced By

gatherctl(8), gatherd(8).

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Linux Programmers Manual 2.2.9 02/05/2016