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The present invention provides a method and apparatus for managing distributed statistical data retrieval in a network device. Periodically, statistical data is gathered by processes on one or more remote cards in a network device and transferred to a central process. The statistical data may comprise, for example, management/historical data including accounting, performance, security and fault logging data (or some portion thereof). In one embodiment, the central process may notify each process as to when gathered statistical data may be reported. This allows the central process to throttle the amount of data sent to the central process in accordance with any existing backlog of data to be processed by the central process.

Title
Throttling distributed statistical data retrieval in a network device
Application Number
9/670455
Publication Number
7349960 (B1)
Application Date
September 26, 2000
Publication Date
March 25, 2008
Inventor
Darryl Black
Hollis
NH, US
Anne K Winiewicz
Lexington
MA, US
Peter Pothier
Townsend
MA, US
Agent
Tyler S Brown
Christopher L Bernard
Clements Walker
Assignee
Ciena Corporation
MD, US
IPC
G06F 15/16
G06F 15/173
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