[SSC Serv] SCC-Serv on x64

Florian Forster octo at ssc-serv.com
Sat Jan 3 15:14:27 CET 2009

Hi Wayne,

On Fri, Jan 02, 2009 at 11:18:01AM -0800, Wayne Tucker wrote:
> I've run into a few issues with SSC Serv on 64 bit windows platforms:

me too. I've therefore built 64bit binaries which worked much better for
me. Unfortunately I forgot to upload them until now :/ But as of now
they're available :)

> 1.) The control panel applet is not installed (however, I can still
> configure it manually by editing the registry keys under
> HLKM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\octo\SSC Serv)

This is definitely fixed with the 64bit versions. Microsoft has a weird
concept for the 32bit compatibility mode, which I worked around by
building the 64bit binaries.

> 2.) The service crashes every now and then and has to be restarted.
> The last error code was:
> Faulting application SSCServ.exe, version, time stamp 0x4935b7af,
> faulting module SSCServ.exe, version, time stamp 0x4935b7af,
> exception code 0xc0000005, fault offset 0x00009ab7, process id 0x4f4,
> application start time 0x01c96131a6601018.
> I'll keep monitoring this one and let you know if the exception codes
> and fault offsets vary

Eek, that's not good. Yeah, please let me know that. I'll see if I can
find anything out with that information, but just the file offset is
probably not going to help much :( What version did you use? It says in the file because setting the version for a file it well
hidden and I tend to forget to change that..

> 3.) The CPU usage graph will sometimes spike way off the chart (e.g. 7
> million % utilization)

Sounds like a counter reset. This could be caused by automatic
restarting of SSC Serv.

> 4.) Occasionally, data will end up in weird places on the collectd
> end.  For instance, there's a df/memory-cacched.rrd file with 1 sample

Can you maybe create a PCAP file for a host that's having this problem?
Bruno Prémont has recently written a Wireshark dissector for the
collectd protocol, which is wonderful for problems like this one. Good
arguments to tcpdump would be:
  # tcpdump -i $IF -p -s 2000 -w sscserv.pcap udp port 25826 and host $IP

Florian octo Forster
Hacker in training
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