[collectd] collectd for dreambox/mipsel

Florian Forster octo at verplant.org
Thu Dec 17 21:48:57 CET 2009

Hi Michael,

On Thu, Dec 17, 2009 at 07:11:41PM +0100, Michael Markstaller wrote:
> I tried to cross-compile collectd for my dreambox (DVB-receiver
> mipsel).

hehe, sounds cool :)

> --- cut ---
> root at dm8000:~# collectd -f
> --- cut ---
> runs, simply stays there, no errors, no nothing

I assume no CSV files are generated in /tmp/csv/? Because if everything
works okay, collectd will not output anything. Except debugging is
enabled (see below).

Some things to try:

  * Run `strace' in a second terminal to find out what syscalls collectd
    is using. I usually use:

    $ strace -ttt -s 128 -p <pid of collectd> 
  * Run `lsof' to find out what files and sockets collectd did open.
    For example:

    $ lsof -p <pid of collectd>

> - --with-fp-layout=nothing/endianflip/intswap

“nothing” should be the right option for MIPSEL (according to the Debian
MIPSEL build logs).

> <Plugin logfile>
>     LogLevel "debug"
>     File STDOUT
> </Plugin>

To actually get the debugging output to work, you have to (re-)configure
with “--enable-debug”. Otherwise, all debugging messages are optimized
away …

Florian octo Forster
Hacker in training
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