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From Ken Hancock <>
Subject Re: Histogram error "Unable to compute ceiling for max when histogram overflowed"
Date Wed, 19 Oct 2016 17:17:23 GMT
I would suggest metrics should return null values instead of false values.

On Wed, Oct 19, 2016 at 12:21 PM, Владимир Бухтояров <> wrote:

> Hi to all,
> I want to fix
> This issue is very ugly for me, because when something works slow then it
> is impossible to capture metrics and save it to monitoring database for
> future investigation. Moreover when one histogram throw exception then many
> metrics-exporters are unable to export metrics for whole MetricRegistry(for
> example MetricsServlet), so when overflow happen in one histogram then I
> have no history data at all.
> I propose to implement the following changes:
> 1. The DecayingEstimatedHistogramReservoir and EstimatedHistogram will
> return maximum trackable value instead of Long.MAX_VALUE
> 2. The DecayingEstimatedHistogramReservoir and EstimatedHistogram will
> never throw IllegalStateException, instead, it will use maximum trackable
> value as regular value in percentile and average calculation.
> 3.  If anybody want to save old behavior(prefer to crash instead of
> inaccurate reporting) then I can add configuration parameter to save
> previous behavior, moreover I can leave old behavior as default, for my
> needs it will be enough to have some option to avoid crashes.
> Best regards,
> Bukhtoyarov Vladimir
> email
> skype live:fanat-tdd
> Github:

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