metrics-clojure / docs / source / gauges.rst

Gauges

Gauges are used to measure the instantaneous value of something.

Creating

Create your gauge:

(use '[metrics.gauges :only (gauge)])

(def files-open
  (gauge "files-open"
         (return-number-of-files-open ...)))

That's it. Pretty simple.

gauge is a macro. If you need a function instead you can use gauge-fn, but you have to pass it a function, not just a body:

(use '[metrics.gauges :only (gauge-fn)])

(def files-open
  (gauge-fn "files-open"
         #(return-number-of-files-open ...)))

Writing

There is no writing. Gauges execute the form(s) (or function) you passed when creating them every time they're read. You don't need to do anything else.

Reading

There's only one way to get data from a gauge.

value

You can read the value of a gauge at any time with value:

(use '[metrics.gauges :only (value)])

(value files-open)
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