On the billing page there is a ‘predicted’ value for each bill.
I’m using bills in CDR mode, not quota, initially I thought it was predicting bandwidth usage - because it was in bps. The values I’ve been observing for it seemed out of the ordinary (too high) so I decided to investigate.
I found the issue(https://github.com/librenms/librenms/issues/3847#ref-commit-825ef95) on Github where it was originally implemented and it seems that it was meant to predict data usage.
The code that generates this value takes the total traffic or the current 95% average (depending on whether the bill is CDR or quota), divides it by the number of days since the billing period started, then multiplies that by the total number of days in the billing period.
This is fine for a bill in quota mode, but doesn’t make sense to me to do that math on the current 95% rate - the algorithm is designed for a cumulative number, applying it to a non-cumulative number doesn’t make sense and leads to confusion.
I think there should be a separate version of the prediction calculation for the two types of bills, or the feature should be removed for bills that are the CDR type. In its current state no valuable information is conveyed for CDR bills.