[collectd] Strange issue with exec and unixsock plugin

Sebastian Harl sh at tokkee.org
Mon Aug 23 13:11:43 CEST 2010


On Mon, Aug 23, 2010 at 04:02:57AM +0200, XANi wrote:
> So after running something like:  
> while sleep 30 ; do /etc/init.d/collectd restart; done
> after some time (sometimes few minutes sometimes an hour or more) i get
> tons of collectd processes lying around (ive added output of ps aux as
> attachment) and sometimes after restart.
> It seems to trigger when both exec and unixsock plugins are on, if i
> turn off one of them it works fine. Ah and im using 64 bit debian
> testing.

Uhm, strange. Could you please check (e.g. using "strace -p <pid>") what
those collectd processes are doing? What's the parent of those processes
(PPID in "ps ax -l" or use something like "ps axjf")? Are you able to
kill those processes using signal SIGINT or SIGTERM?


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