Change in osmo-gsm-manuals[master]: Add a chapter to explain our different counters

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Change subject: Add a chapter to explain our different counters

Add a chapter to explain our different counters

Change-Id: I01b8529136450cb50e48b0fb5c17cb2daa5e24c3
A common/chapters/counters-overview.adoc
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  Harald Welte: Looks good to me, approved
  Jenkins Builder: Verified

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+== Osmocom Counters
+The following gives an overview of all the types of counters available:
+=== Osmo Counters
+Osmo counters are the oldest type of counters added to Osmocom projects.
+They are not grouped.
+* Printed as part of VTY show stats
+* Increment, Decrement
+* Accessible through the control interface: counter.<counter_name>
+=== Rate Counters
+Rate counters count rates of events.
+* Printed as part of VTY show stats
+* Intervals: per second, minute, hour, day or absolute value
+* Increment only
+* Accessible through the control interface
+* Rate counters are grouped and different instances per group can exist
+The control interface command to get a counter (group) is:
+It is possible to get all counters from a group by omitting the counter name
+=== Stat Item
+Stat items are a grouped replacement for osmo counters, but not many stat
+items are available yet.
+* Printed as part of VTY show stats
+* Replacement for osmo counters
+* Not yet available through the control interface
+* Grouped and indexed like rate counters
+* Items have a unit
+* Keeps a list of the last values measured, so could return an average, min,
+  max, std. deviation
+=== Stats Reporter
+Statsd stats reporter can send osmo counter, rate counter and stats item values to statsd
+See the stats reporter command of the VTY reference for details on how to
+setup the connection to statsd.

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