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The Avgratio matcher establishes a historic average median latency over several measurement rounds. It compares this average, against a second average latency value again build over several rounds of measurement.


Call the matcher with the following sequence:

 type = matcher
 pattern =  Avgratio(historic=>a,current=>b,comparator=>o,percentage=>p)

The number of median values to use for building the 'historic' average.


The number of median values to use for building the 'current' average.


Which comparison operator should be used to compare current/historic with percentage.


Right hand side of the comparison.

  old <--- historic ---><--- current ---> now


Take build the average median latency over 10 samples, use this to divide the current average latency built over 2 samples and check if it is bigger than 150%.


 avg(current)/avg(historic) > 150/100

This means the matcher will activate when the current latency average is more than 1.5 times the historic latency average established over the last 10 rounds of measurement.


Copyright (c) 2004 by OETIKER+PARTNER AG. All rights reserved.


The development of this matcher has been sponsored by Virtela Communications,


This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 675 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA.


Tobias Oetiker <>

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