[rrd-developers] Bug#499349: librrds-perl: RRDs takes too much memory

Sebastian Harl sh at tokkee.org
Thu Sep 18 12:17:42 CEST 2008

tags 499349 + upstream


(This is a follow-up to Debian bug #499349 [1]. Please keep
499349-forwarded at bugs.debian.org Cc'ed when replying.)

[1] http://bugs.debian.org/499349

On Thu, Sep 18, 2008 at 12:46:00AM +0200, Vincent Lefevre wrote:
> Perl scripts using RRDs and running continuously take too much memory:
> e.g. several dozen of MBs. For instance, after 30 hours:
>   PID USER     PRI  NI  VIRT   RES   SHR S CPU% MEM%   TIME+  Command
>  2651 lefevre   20   0  117M 80588  4548 S  0.0 31.6  2h48:00 perl /home/lefevre
> This makes the machine very slow, almost unusable (it is an old
> machine with not much memory), with a load average that can go
> up to 7, in particular because I have several of such scripts.
> I've attached the one corresponding to the above line.
> I didn't have such problems in the past.
> Since the used memory increases, I suspect a new memory leak.

I'm not yet into the RRDs code, so I'd really appreciate if someone else
on rrd-developers could have a look at that.


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#!/usr/bin/env perl

use strict;
use Filesys::DiskSpace;
use RRDs;

my $RCSID = '$Id: disk-update 2770 2004-03-17 22:39:32Z lefevre $';
my ($proc) = $RCSID =~ /^.Id: (\S+) / or die;

@ARGV or die "Usage: $proc <rrdfile> [ <webdir> ]\n";

my $file = shift;
-f $file or die "$proc: RRDtool file isn't a plain file\n";
-r $file or die "$proc: RRDtool file isn't readable\n";
-w $file or die "$proc: RRDtool file isn't writable\n";

my $wdir = shift;
if (defined $wdir)
  { -d $wdir or die "$proc: $wdir isn't a directory\n"; }

my %t = (
  'day'   => 1,
  'week'  => 6,
  'month' => 24,
  'year'  => 288);

    my $time = time;
    my $root = (df '/')[2];
    my $home = (df '/home')[2];
    time - $time < 3
      and RRDs::update ($file, "$time:$root:$home");
    &rrdgraph('root', '/dev/hda4');
    &rrdgraph('home', '/dev/hda5');
    sleep 60;

sub rrdgraph
    defined $wdir or return;
    my ($name,$fs) = @_;
    foreach (qw/day week month year/)
        RRDs::graph ("$wdir/$name-$_.png", '-a', 'PNG',
          '-h', 200, '-v', $fs, '-b', 1024,
          '--start', -120000*$t{$_},
          "DEF:kavg=$file:$name:AVERAGE", "CDEF:avg=kavg,1024,*",
          "DEF:kmax=$file:$name:MAX",     "CDEF:max=kmax,1024,*",
          "AREA:avg#00ff00", "LINE1:max#ff0000");
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