[collectd] tail plugin counting problems

Florian Forster octo at verplant.org
Fri Sep 26 16:28:42 CEST 2008

Hi loomy,

On Tue, Sep 16, 2008 at 10:27:05AM +0200, Matthias Lay wrote:
> my config section 

your config looks good.

> now my problem is, the counting only works if the file is truncated.
> it counts the lines correctly one time and afterwards I only get 0
> values.

That's weird. Is the file on some special filesystem or something? In
each iteration, the code just tries to read some more using `fgets'. If
the end of the file is reached, the sizes (as returned by stat(2)) are
compared. Special devices such as pipes probably have problems with

> Is this a bug or am I doing something wrong?

I'm not sure. From what I've seen, your config looks okay. I haven't
seen this behavior yet, though, so it doesn't seem to be a every-day
issue either.. Is there anything that makes your setup special or

Florian octo Forster
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