[collectd] running on mips

Franklin, Dave Dave.Franklin at arrisi.com
Tue Oct 8 16:22:53 CEST 2013

Okay - csv Plugin works, so now I know where I need to focus my efforts. Thanks for the advice! A little embarrassed that I didn’t think of that myself before asking the question. :-)


From: collectd-bounces at verplant.org [mailto:collectd-bounces at verplant.org] On Behalf Of bill
Sent: Monday, October 07, 2013 6:15 PM
To: collectd at verplant.org
Subject: Re: [collectd] running on mips

have you tried the csv output saving to local disk?

also maybe a tcpdump from the MIPS box to see if the packets are leaving?

running crypto on the network transmission?

Bill Schwanitz

If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut. - Albert Einstein.

On Oct 7, 2013, at 4:08 PM, "Franklin, Dave" <Dave.Franklin at arrisi.com<mailto:Dave.Franklin at arrisi.com>> wrote:
I just downloaded version 5.4 and I am having trouble seeing much output when I run collectd in an x86 mips-linux environment. I am fairly certain that configure and make ran without problems (no errors). I may have not correctly performed the “install”.

configure was run with --host=mipsel-linux CC=/my/toolchain/compiler/mipsel-unknown-linux-gnu-gcc --with-fp-layout=intswap --exec-prefix=/varbackup --prefix=/my/homedir/temp

make was run with CC=/my/toolchain/compiler/mipsel-unknown-linux-gnu-gcc LD=/my/toolchain/linker/mipsel-unknown-linux-gnu-ld all

After the build, did an install to a temporary directory on my host system (redhat x86 linux) and then tarred and gzipped everything under --prefix and copied to my target platform, then unzipped and extracted. My collectd.conf has BaseDir, PIDFile, PluginDir and TypesDB uncommented and pointing to the appropriate location (based on where I unzipped/extracted). I use /varbackup only because it’s a safe partition for me to play with on the target, with plenty of space.

I have the standard input plugins also uncommented in the .conf file (memory, cpu). Interval is set to 10. The logfile plugin is set to log info to filename “/varbackup/foo”.

I am logged as root on the target platform.

When I run /varbackup/sbin/collectd -t -C /varbackup/etc/collectd.conf, no errors are reported.
But when I run /varbackup/sbin/collectd -C /varbackup/etc/collectd.conf -f
 : no output on stdout
: in file “foo” I only see “[  <timestamp>  ] Initialization complete, entering read-loop.”
with obviously the correct timestamp in square bracket - but no other logging at all of any kind.

I wonder if the input plugins are not quite working?
Thanks in advance,

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