[rrd-developers] rrdcached performance with >200k nodes

Mirek Lauš mirek.laus at gmail.com
Wed Jan 13 10:06:42 CET 2010


what do you recommend for profiling on FreeBSD? I'm not very keen on that.

King regards,

On Wed, Jan 13, 2010 at 9:48 AM, Tobias Oetiker <tobi at oetiker.ch> wrote:
> Hi Mirek,
> Today Mirek Lauš wrote:
>> Hello list,
>> we've probably reached rrdcached limits in our monitoring system
>> We had a very nicely running rrdcached while collecting from about 400 hosts,
>> about 100k nodes (RRD files).
>> We've bumped the number of host to about 2000 hosts for interface
>> traffic, errors, unicast and multicast packets with collector of our
>> own. It does batch the RRD updates using rrdcached's BATCH via unix
>> socket. This collector is able to walk
>> all the hosts in less than 5 minutes. The number of nodes is about 200k.
>> The rrdcached is configured to -w 3600 -z 3600 -f 7200 -t 8. Everything runs
>> smoothly until first timeout. Then the Queue value rises up to the
>> number of nodes
>> and keeps that high. Write rate is very low, disk IO is almost zero.
>> CPU load done by rrdcached gets very high (100-200%).
>> The system is FreeBSD 7.2-p4, amd64 with 16GB RAM, RAID10 disk array.
>> rrdtool 1.4.2.
>> Could it be we've reached rrdcached's limits? What can be done about it?
> I am not running a huge rrdcached setup myself, but what I gether
> from other posts is that this is NOT the limit, there must be other
> issues at play. Can you do a profiling run to identify the hotspot
> in rrdcached ? The limit is reached when the system becomes Disk-IO
> bound, if it becomes CPU bound, then there is a bug somewhere.
> cheers
> tobi
> ps. I am moving this to rrd-developers
> --
> Tobi Oetiker, OETIKER+PARTNER AG, Aarweg 15 CH-4600 Olten, Switzerland
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