[rrd-users] ERROR: creating arguments

Phil Cotching phil at boarsnest.net
Sun Apr 6 14:19:29 MEST 2003


I've been using this fantastic tool to build a monitoring system for our
server machines, but have run into a bit of a wall. I've built a CGI
front-end to it with a bunch of checkboxes for adding data sources to
a single graph but if I have more than 22 "lines" of arguments I get:
"ERROR: creating arguments" and rrdtool dies. No other output :(

Each "line" adds something like this:

DEF:cpuinfo0=/rrdfiles/server1^cpuinfo__.rrd:idle:AVERAGE LINE1:cpuinfo0#ff69b4:'Idle CPU on server 1' GPRINT:cpuinfo0:LAST:'%.0lf %%' GPRINT:cpuinfo0:MIN:'%.0lf %%' GPRINT:cpuinfo0:MAX:' %.0lf %%\l'

etc. As I say, up to 21 of these - fine. Any more and she bombs. Just
wondering if I've hit some kind of limit?


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