Ticket #641 (new enhancement)

Opened 11 years ago

Last modified 8 years ago

Enhance athinfo with a "long" or "human readable" flag for queries

Reported by: jdreed Owned by:
Priority: trivial Milestone: The Distant Future
Component: -- Keywords: hackathon
Cc: Fixed in version:
Upstream bug:

Description (last modified by jdreed) (diff)

A number of queries could benefit from a "human readable" format. For example, update-status is designed to be machine-parseable, but the information, if presented in a useful format, could be helpful to the average user. Ditto for "df" -- while machines can trivially parse kilobytes, in this day and age "df" probably wants to be run with "-h".

This is extremely low priority, since the largest consumer of athinfo is IS&T, who should know how to do these things anyway.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by jdreed

  • Priority changed from major to minor

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by jdreed

  • Priority changed from minor to low
  • Description modified (diff)
  • Summary changed from Consider transitioning the "df" athinfo query to 1M blocks to Enhance athinfo with a "long" or "human readable" flag for queries

comment:3 Changed 10 years ago by jdreed

It's been noted that we could just add human-readable queries (or, more specifically, add foo_nagios for a machine-parseable version of foo), but that requires us to fix #693.

comment:4 Changed 8 years ago by jweiss

  • Keywords hackathon added

As far as I know nagios (in the very few places that it even uses the athinfo query these days) just looks at teh percentage used, so converting the query to "df -m" or "df -h" shouldn't be problematic for nagios

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