[collectd] gmond plugin for collectd - part 2

Raymond Flanery flaneryrejr at ornl.gov
Tue May 25 19:56:40 CEST 2010

What you say makes sense about the plugin, however the other messages 
that follow lead me to believe that the gmond plugin ceases to function 
because of it. This of course would be something for me to worry about 
since I need it to collect the mcast data.

Ray Flanery

Florian Forster wrote:
> Hi Raymond,
> On Fri, May 21, 2010 at 02:55:29PM -0400, Raymond Flanery wrote:
>> May 21 14:52:54 node250 collectd[23920]: No read-functions are registered.
>> May 21 14:52:54 node250 collectd[23920]: Exiting normally.
>> May 21 14:52:54 node250 collectd[23920]: gmond plugin: Stopping receive thread.
>> Am I wrong in thinking that the gmond plugin is a read-function?
> Yes, the gmond plugin doesn't have a receive function, because it gets
> its data "asynchronously". It starts a new thread which waits for
> incoming network packages and dispatches them whenever it receives any.
> There is no "read function" which needs to be called periodically. So,
> if you only need the "csv", "syslog" and "gmond" plugins, this message
> is correct but nothing to worry about.
> (Setups like this are the reason why this message is merely a "notice",
> not a "warning". It's noteworthy, but not a problem.)
> Regards,
> —octo

Raymond E. Flanery, Jr.

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