[rrd-users] Perl RRDs 1.3 graphing deadly slow on Debian Etch.

Tobias Oetiker tobi at oetiker.ch
Sat Jun 28 15:53:41 CEST 2008

Hi Raimund,

is your webserver running on the same machine as you tested the
commandline version ? The layer of code that is different between
the perl and the cli version is really small, ...

Are you sure RRDs is picking up the new modules, or cold it be that
it still goes for the 1.2 code ?


Today Raimund Berger wrote:

> Hi guys
> as noted earlier, I recently installed rrdtool 1.3 on a Debian Etch
> server, and after upgrading libcairo everything went fine from build
> to rrdtool execution and performance on the command line.
> I now tried some graphing with a couple of perl scripts using RRDs, in
> and out of Apache, and things were deadly slow compared to command
> line performance. Some perl profiling showed that the extra time is
> actually spent in RRDs.
> Glancing over the list, I've seen that at least one major patch has
> been applied which might be hard to swallow for Etch's default Perl
> install, the version being:
> $ dpkg -l perl
> ii  perl  5.8.8-7etch3   Larry Wall's Practical Extraction and Report
> Question hence, any similar experiences, clues on this or actual
> minimal Perl version requirements I maybe missed?
> Thanks,
> R.
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