[collectd] Version 5.5.3 available.

Florian Forster octo at collectd.org
Mon Nov 28 20:38:05 CET 2016

Hello everybody,

we're proud to announce the availability of collectd 5.5.3. This is going to be
the last bugfix release in the 5.5 branch – there will not be another patch
release before 5.7 is published in December.


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

  * http://collectd.org/files/collectd-5.5.3.tar.bz2
    SHA-256: 6f10633d0f73f99ef61472a8e377d4a058de161e80f3353b4b17d394c68f2f44
  * http://collectd.org/files/collectd-5.5.3.tar.gz
    SHA-256: 0c00e4150d0d7c295a42f1dfc2f8108c0a51a4cd439dcbda2aec4b7543497ca2


Thanks to everybody who contributed to this version. In particular:

  * Aurelien ROUGEMONT
  * Bernd Zeimetz
  * Chao Yang
  * David Gibson
  * Florian Forster
  * Marc Fournier
  * Markus Linnala
  * Michael Leinartas
  * Ruben Kerkhof
  * Sebastian Harl
  * Sven Trenkel
  * Thomas Deutschmann


2016-11-28, Version 5.5.3
  * collectd: Write threads are stopped before shutdown callbacks are
    called. Thanks to Florian Forster. #1110
  * collectd: A compile error on AIX has been fixed: "MSG_DONTWAIT" is not
    available on AIX. Thanks to Chao Yang.
  * libcollectdclient: Lines printed to "STDERR" are now guarded by the
    environment variable "COLLECTD_TRACE". Thanks to Florian Forster. #105
  * collectd.conf(5): Various typos have been fixed. Thanks to Marc
  * Build system: Detection of the Java environment has been made
    deterministic to allow for reproducible builds. Thanks to Marc
    Fournier. #1523
  * APC UPS plugin: Unavailable metrics are now skipped instead of
    reported as 0 (zero). Thanks to Florian Forster. #2025
  * Battery plugin: The minimum value has been removed from the power type
    to allow the plugin to report discharging batteries as negative power.
    Thanks to Florian Forster.
  * DBI, Oracle and PostgreSQL plugins: An error message when the type
    instance is truncated has been added. Thanks to Florian Forster. #4
  * cURL-JSON plugin: A possible segmentation fault when parsing
    unexpected JSON has been fixed. Thanks to Florian Forster. #1896
  * DF plugin: Compilation with xfsprogs ≥ 4.7.0 has been fixed. Thanks
    to Thomas Deutschmann. #1877
  * Modbus plugin: Build issues on FreeBSD have been fixed. Thanks to
    Florian Forster.
  * Network plugin: An error message has been corrected. Thanks to Florian
  * Network plugin: Handling of errors form secure memory initialization
    has been improved: the plugin fails gracefully now instead of calling
    "abort()". Thanks to Sebastian Harl.
  * Network plugin: The gcrypt library is only initialized when it is
    actually required due to the network plugin's configuration. Thanks to
    Florian Forster. #1902
  * Ping plugin: The init callback has been changed to be idempotent,
    fixing errors being reported on Solaris. Thanks to Florian Forster.
  * PostgreSQL plugin: The query_plans and query_plans_by_table queries
    have been improved to return 0 (zero) instead of "NULL" when not
    available. Thanks to Bernd Zeimetz. #1905
  * PowerDNS plugin: The "recursor command" has been fixed so PowerDNS can
    correctly parse all requested fields. Thanks to Ruben Kerkhof.
  * Python plugin: Handling of data sets with multiple data sources of
    different type has been fixed. Thanks to Sebastian Harl.
  * RRDCacheD plugin: Reconnection behavior after failed operations has
    been added. Thanks to Sebastian Harl. Debian#657877
  * Write Graphite and AMQP plugins: A bug that could lead to a missing
    null-termination has been fixed. Thanks to Markus Linnala.
  * Write Kafka plugin: Support for librdkafka 0.9.0 has been added.
    Thanks to Florian Forster.
  * Write Riemann plugin: Build issues on Solaris have been fixed. Thanks
    to Florian Forster.

Best regards,
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