[collectd] Versions 4.7.4 and 4.8.1 available.

Florian Forster octo at verplant.org
Tue Oct 6 09:58:06 CEST 2009

Hi everybody,

new patch releases of collectd have been created. The changes include a
rare but nasty race condition in the UnixSock plugin, which could lead
to data being lost or being written to a wrong file descriptor. Anybody
using the UnixSock plugin is advised to upgrade.


Source tarballs are available from collectd's homepage. The direct
download links are:

  Version 4.8.1:

  * http://collectd.org/files/collectd-4.8.1.tar.bz2
  * http://collectd.org/files/collectd-4.8.1.tar.gz

  Version 4.7.4:

  * http://collectd.org/files/collectd-4.7.4.tar.bz2
  * http://collectd.org/files/collectd-4.7.4.tar.gz


2009-10-03, Version 4.7.4
2009-10-04, Version 4.8.1
  * Build system: Issues when building the iptables plugin have been
  * exec plugin: Clear the signal block mask before calling exec(2).
  * perl plugin: Declare the “environ” variable. This solves build
    issues on some platforms.
  * processes plugin: Remove unnecessary call of realloc(3). Thanks to
    Andrés J. Díaz for the patch.
  * unixsock plugin: Fix a (well hidden) race condition related to file
    descriptor handling.

Florian octo Forster
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