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Lua plugin
Type: binding
Callbacks: config, read, write, shutdown
Status: supported
First version: 5.6
Copyright: 2010 Julien Ammous
2010 Florian Forster
2016 Ruben Kerkhof
License: MIT license
Manpage: collectd-lua(5)
List of Plugins

The Lua plugin implements a Lua interpreter into collectd. This makes it possible to write plugins in Lua which are executed by collectd without the need to start a heavy interpreter every interval. See collectd-lua(5) for details.

This plugin is a generic plugin, i.e. it cannot work without configuration, because there is no reasonable default behavior. Please read the Plugin lua section of the collectd.conf(5) manual page for an in-depth description of the plugin's configuration.


LoadPlugin lua
# ...
<Plugin lua>
  BasePath "/path/to/your/lua/scripts"
  Script "script1.lua"
  Script "script2.lua"




  • Template:5.6: The plugin was added to allow writing plugins using the Lua programming language.
  • Template:5.9: A memory leak was fixed.

See also