[collectd] ping plugin problem

Sebastian Harl sh at tokkee.org
Thu Jul 16 08:30:30 CEST 2009

Hi Piotr,

On Wed, Jul 15, 2009 at 07:31:48PM +0200, Piotr Kaczmarek wrote:
> Hello, i have problem with ping plugin when pinging many hosts.
> When i added some hsots to ping plugin:
> debug returns very high latency (which i'm sure is not true) localhost
> (
> Jul 15 19:13:17 slupno collectd[12579]: ping plugin: host =
>, latency = 44.860000
> Any ideas why it ping plugin shows wrong, high values, and how to get
> it working properly when having many hosts to ping?

Which version of liboping do you use? There is a bug in version 1.1 (and
possibly 1.0 as well) that causes such behavior. Unfortunately, I have
not had the time yet to finish a patch but I hope to do so tonight. For
now, downgrading to 0.3.x is probably the only way to get around that,
I'm afraid.


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