Is there anyway to make use of the prometheus help text associated with a metric in the “panel description” or the metrics “Legend”
The HELP text in Prometheus’ exposition format was invented with the intent of creating functionality later.
Prometheus recently added an query API endpoint to retrieve this information:
Grafana’s Prometheus plugin currently does not use this API call so the metadata is not available in Grafana.
Would be nice to have this. Helpful in building dashboards, etc. Particularly for passing through “_info” style metrics. https://www.robustperception.io/exposing-the-software-version-to-prometheus