Change in libosmocore[master]: vty 'stats reset': do not reset stat_items

neels gerrit-no-reply at
Fri Aug 20 15:23:06 UTC 2021

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Change subject: vty 'stats reset': do not reset stat_items

vty 'stats reset': do not reset stat_items

Exempt all stat_item statistics from 'stats reset'. Only reset rate_ctr
statistics to zero.

The rate_ctr statistics have an implicit time scale, counting occurences
per time unit. For them it makes sense to reset all ratings and start
from zero, for example in a test suite (e.g. our TTCN3 BSC_Tests).

In contrast, stat_item statistics count number of objects or nr of
specific object stati at any given time, and they do not deteriorate
over time. Many stat items depend on increment/decrement to be sane.

For example, in osmo-bsc, if the nr of connected BTS is 3, that does not
make sense to be reset to zero. There are still 3 BTS connected, only
the stat_item would suddenly reflect zero. From then on, it'd be wrong.

All stat_items are by definition wrong after a 'stats reset'.
- Those that depend on increment/decrement will be wrong until the
  program exits, and
- those that are set to absolute values will be wrong up until the next
  value is set. That could be seconds or hours later, depending.

Related: SYS#5542
Change-Id: If2134768b1076e7af189276c45f2a09a4944303e
M src/vty/stats_vty.c
1 file changed, 0 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

  git pull ssh:// refs/changes/14/25214/1

diff --git a/src/vty/stats_vty.c b/src/vty/stats_vty.c
index ba45e1e..a0df24b 100644
--- a/src/vty/stats_vty.c
+++ b/src/vty/stats_vty.c
@@ -598,7 +598,6 @@
       STATS_STR "Reset all stats\n")
         rate_ctr_for_each_group(reset_rate_ctr_group_handler, NULL);
-        osmo_stat_item_for_each_group(reset_osmo_stat_item_group_handler, NULL);
 	return CMD_SUCCESS;

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Gerrit-Change-Number: 25214
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