[rrd-users] RHEL RPMS of rrdtool corrupts timestamps in both 1.3.9 and 1.4.7

Jo Rhett jrhett at netconsonance.com
Mon Aug 20 21:23:01 CEST 2012

Tobias, the issue is confirmed from the rrdtool rpms downloaded from RepoForge. I have a hard time imagining that RepoForge would ship a pre-1.4.6 and label it 1.4.7, and the spec file I grabbed from there indicates the 1.4.7 source package.

On Aug 18, 2012, at 2:38 AM, Tobias Oetiker wrote:
> Yesterday Jo Rhett wrote:
>> So I am curious. There is not much interest in the fact that the
>> CentOS / RHEL rpms for rrdtool corrupt/destroy data when resize
>> is used?  How many people have to slam into this issue on their
>> own before someone will take action to get those RPMs updated?
> there are no 'official' rrd rpms from me, so I have no say over how
> and when the ones you are using are being updated ...
> otoh, I would certainly like to make sure rrdtool does not have
> bugs in the resize code ... I have tried to reproduce what you are
> experiencing on my system (64bit Intel ubuntu 12.04).
> * rrdtool compiled with mmap enabled
> * rrd files even residing on an nfs mounted filesystem ...
> to no avail ... it all works.
> there were a bunch of rrd_resize bugs fixed for rrdtool 1.4.6
> (r2192,r2169,r2166) though, so maybe for some odd reason, you are
> actually running PRE 1.4.6 code and not 1.4.7
> it would help a lot if you could try and reproduce the problem you
> are seeing with a freshly compiled rrdtool (from original source).
> there is even a rpm spec file included in the distro, so that you
> should be able to build an rpm if you so desire ...
> hth
> tobi
>>> On Jul 16, 2012, at 10:28 PM, Ryan Kubica wrote:
>>>> I've never run into this issue before (and store a lot of data) and on 64bit hosts, but:
>>>> 	a) I always compile rrdtool not use stock OS rpm
>>> This isn't a common situation -- most people use RPMs, and that means that this is broken for most people.  Also we are using a package that bundles a binary image of rrdtool, another situation where many people won't or can't change it out.
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Jo Rhett
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