|Callbacks:||config, flush, init, log, notification, read, shutdown, write|
|Copyright:||2009 Sven Trenkel|
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The Python plugin embeds a Python interpreter into collectd and exposes the application programming interface (API) to Python-scripts. This allows to write own plugins in the popular scripting language, which are then loaded and executed by the daemon without the need to start a new process and interpreter every few seconds. Python-modules written for the Python plugin are therefore more powerful and efficient than scripts executed by the Exec plugin.
This plugin is a generic plugin, i.e. it cannot work without configuration, because there is no reasonable default behavior. Please read the Plugin python section of the collectd.conf(5) manual page for an in-depth description of the plugin's configuration. Most aspects of the Python plugin are documented in the collectd-python(5) manual page.
<LoadPlugin python> Globals true </LoadPlugin> # ... <Plugin python> ModulePath "/path/to/your/python/modules" LogTraces true Interactive true Import "spam" <Module spam> spam "wonderful" "lovely" </Module> </Plugin>
- Python >= 2.3