[collectd] Large instalaction - Collecting data from

matthew sporleder msporleder at gmail.com
Sat Jun 12 12:26:26 CEST 2010

On Sat, Jun 12, 2010 at 5:25 AM, Florian Forster <octo at verplant.org> wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 12, 2010 at 11:10:33AM +0200, Florian Forster wrote:
>> There is, however, a hard limit on the number of file descriptors
>> libnetsnmp, the SNMP library used by the plugin, […]
> I may have been a bit quick to pass the blame, here. libnetsnmp uses
> select(2), which accepts up to FD_SETSIZE file descriptors.
>> I'm not quite sure what we can do about that.
> The solution would be to switch from select(2) to poll(2) which doesn't
> have this limit because it's not using bitfields to identify file
> descriptors. Still, a change in libnetsnmp is required.

Or just start up multiple collectd's with different hosts.

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