How much Performance data should a plugin return? should we stick with the 4K limit? or extend that?
Most plugins I have seen returned very limited Performance data. Would there be a downside of returning 40K of performance data?
“Plugin Output Length Restrictions
Nagios will only read the first 4 KB of data that a plugin returns. This is done in order to prevent runaway plugins from dumping megs or gigs of data back to Nagios. This 4 KB output limit is fairly easy to change if you need. Simply edit the value of the MAX_PLUGIN_OUTPUT_LENGTH definition in the include/nagios.h.in file of the source code distribution and recompile Nagios. There’s nothing else you need to change!”