[smokeping-users] Some beginner questions

Scott Z. mlists at pinesalad.net
Tue Oct 23 22:54:30 CEST 2007

Hi All,

Still have these questions open.
Appreciate the help on these.


> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: [smokeping-users] Some beginner questions
> From: mlists at pinesalad.net
> Date: Tue, October 09, 2007 11:10 pm
> To: smokeping-users at lists.oetiker.ch
> I'm now running Smokeping 2.2.4 on PCLinuxOS 2007 (Slackware Derivative)
> and have a few questions that I couldn't find in the docs.
> Apologize in advance if I missed it.
> 1. What is the correct way to gracefully shutdown smokeping?
> I see there is a reload/restart option but not a stop.
> I can easily kill it with a SIGTERM and utilizing the pid file however
> as the pid file remains, I was wondering if this is the correct way
> to let smokeping let it's probes finish and cleanup before exiting.
> Thought the pid file would be removed on a graceful exit.
> 2. I had removed a target from the config and after restarting smokeping
> it was generating a "missing section" error for that target on the web page.
> A sledgehammer approach was to remove the cache/data files and it
> worked after that. I had tried to just remove the files I thought were
> related to the removed target but that wasn't working.
> Is there a cleaner method to remove targets or should smokeping ignore
> targets that are not defined in the config?
> 3. As I'm still "tweaking" things, do I need to remove already existing 
> rrd files when changing things such as step and pings for those targets?
> Appreciate the help.
> Many Thanks
> -Scott
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