In Splunk Enterprise 8.1, when using chart with spans containing fractional values of 0.54, 0.95, and others that result in rounding errors, duplicate bins are created.
For example:| makeresults count=1000| eval x=(random()/2147483647)*20| chart count over x span=0.54generates a duplicate bin at 9.72-10.26 with a count of 0.| chart count over x span=1.54generates a duplicate bin at 15.40-16.94 with a count of 0.
| chart count over x span=2.54
generates a duplicate bin at 15.24-17.78 with a count of 0.
Changing the x values results in different outcomes, of course, but rounding appears to be the cause.
| makeresults count=1000| eval x=(random()/2147483647)*1000| chart count over x span=10.54
generates duplicate bins at 31.62-42.16, 52.70-63.24, 94.86-105.40, and 642.94-653.48 with a count of 0.
| makeresults count=1000| eval x=(random()/2147483647)*1000| chart count over x span=10.95
generates duplicate bins at 32.85-43.80 and 153.30-164.25 with counts of 0.
| makeresults count=1000| eval x=(random()/2147483647)*200000| chart count over x span=100.54
generates 258 duplicate bins with counts of 0.
I haven't tested earlier versions of Splunk yet, but I'm curious if others are seeing the same issue. My personal Splunk account isn't attached to a support agreement, so I can't submit a bug report.