[collectd] Output Plugins Stop Reporting

Clint Miller clint at rtcreativegroup.com
Thu Jan 14 23:55:36 CET 2016


Did you ever work out this issue? I’m running into something similar. I’m not using the http output plugin, but I’m using the network output plugin. Very similar behavior to what you described.

When I tried to strace the collectd process behaving like this, I also saw the nanosleep syscalls. I relaunched collectd under strace (strace -fq /etc/init.d/collectd > /srv/collectd.strace 2>&1). So far, it hasn’t stopped sending output. We’ll see.


Clint Miller

> Hi all,
> I'm having some intermittent issues with collectd on CentOS 6, that I 
> could really use some help debugging.
> The specific issue I'm facing is the output plugins appear to stop 
> reporting and don't start again until collectd is restarted.
> To be clear: I can't be certain the read plugins are still collecting and 
> I could use some help figuring that out too.
> I don't know what causes this to happen, so I can't reproduce the issue 
> which makes it _extremely_ difficult to debug.
> Initially I thought this was limited to the write_http plugin and some 
> network issue sending metrics to librato.
> But since enabling the csv plugin, it appears that both the write_http and 
> csv plugins stop reporting at the same time.
> I have the syslog plugin enabled, but haven't seen any helpful messages.
> I have also tried 'strace -ttt -s 2048 -p $COLLECTD_PID' on the effected 
> nodes, but all that gives me is a bunch of nanosleep syscalls.
> I chucked my default config in a gist (yes, it's configured by puppet): 
> https://gist.github.com/quiffman/11d8b028675bc57f3e13
> And FWIW, I initially ran into this on 4.10.9-1.el6 and have since 
> compiled and switched to 5.4.1, which is running on around 30 nodes.
> *Any* help or hints would be greatly appreciated.
> Thanks in advance,
> Rich

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