[collectd] Versions 4.9.4 and 4.10.2 available.

Florian Forster octo at collectd.org
Sat Nov 27 21:14:39 CET 2010

Hello everybody,

I've packaged new patch releases of the current stable versions of
collectd. They fix a couple of bugs in collectd, plugins and the

Since of the bugs, the failed assertion in the RRDtool and RRDCacheD
plugins, can be used for a Denial of Service (DoS) attack, all users are
urged to upgrade.


The new version is available in source-code form from collectd's
download page. The direct download links are:

  Version 4.10.2:

  * http://collectd.org/files/collectd-4.10.2.tar.bz2
    SHA-1: 8d83dd2d68ac4c0871774af99079564880abb5ef

  * http://collectd.org/files/collectd-4.10.2.tar.gz
    SHA-1: 4163be3de4f5f7234eca43a23b2205c7931ba6f7

  Version 4.9.4:

  * http://collectd.org/files/collectd-4.9.4.tar.bz2
    SHA-1: ea99c0e5eaa2bebe7ca95adc9be205749d49bf9d

  * http://collectd.org/files/collectd-4.9.4.tar.gz
    SHA-1: f37c56dfccadac591ac8b213f594ea4ac7720495


Thanks to everybody who helped with this new version. In particular,
bugs have been reported and fixed by:

  * Aurélien Reynaud
  * Sebastian Harl
  * Sven Trenkel

2010-11-27, Version 4.10.2
  * Documentation: Various documentation fixes.
  * collectd: If including one configuration file fails, continue with
    the rest of the configuration if possible.
  * collectd: Fix a bug in the read function scheduling. In rare cases
    read functions may not have been called as often as requested.
  * collectd: Concurrency issues with errno(3) under AIX have been
    fixed: A thread-safe version of errno has to be requested under AIX.
    Thanks to Aurélien Reynaud for his patch.
  * collectd: A left-over hard-coded 2 has been replaced by the
    configurable timeout value. (Version 4.10.2 only)
  * curl, memcachec, tail plugins: Fix handling of "DERIVE" data
    sources. Matching the end of a string has been improved; thanks to
    Sebastian Harl for the patch.
  * curl_json plugin: Fix a problem when parsing 64bit integers. Reading
    JSON data from non-HTTP sources has been fixed.
  * netapp plugin: Pass the interval setting to the dispatch function.
    Restore compatibility to NetApp Release 7.3. Thanks to Sven Trenkel
    for the patch.
  * network plugin: Be less verbose about unchecked signatures, in order
    to prevent spamming the logs.
  * notify_email plugin: Concurrency problems have been fixed.
  * python plugin: Set "sys.argv", since many scripts don't expect that
    it may not be set. Thanks to Sven Trenkel for the patch.
  * rrdtool, rrdcached plugin: Fix a too strict assertion when creating
    RRD files.
  * swap plugin: A bug which lead to incorrect I/O values has been
    fixed. (Version 4.10.2 only)
  * value match: A minor memory leak has been fixed. Thanks to Sven
    Trenkel for the patch.

Best regards,
Florian octo Forster
Hacker in training
GnuPG: 0x91523C3D
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