I use conky to see network load statistics with sampling every 8 seconds in order to get somewhat more smooth history chart. Unfortunately, all values i get are not average for this 8 second period, but they are sampled from much smaller time span, so charts are the same choppy, as if they were sampled from 1 second or less.
Is there any way to get conky (or at least System Monitor) display system properties averaged over specified amount of time, just like Windows' task manager does?
I would like to have conky display hard drive usage from iostat, but there will be little use if it, if conky reports instant values not averaged over time.
edit: There is half-solution to the specific network problem in utility ifstat. This program if run
ifstat 8 1
does indeed give proper network load averages over 8-second interval. But, from obvious reasons, this call takes 8 second to complete. I am trying to learn enough lua to get this working.