[smokeping-users] Smokeping crashes
josh at imaginenetworksllc.com
Sat Apr 23 17:39:33 CEST 2011
The problem was the memory was full and swap was broken. Some how the hard
drive had the swap partition 82 (linux) instead of 83 (linux swap). and
hence swap was zero.
Simple change of partition type with fdisk and swapon /dev/sda2 seems to
have fixed it.
1100 Wayne St
Troy, OH 45373
On Tue, Apr 19, 2011 at 5:55 PM, Josh Luthman
<josh at imaginenetworksllc.com>wrote:
> I have a server with smokeping and xymon running on the same box. That is
> the only thing in addition to out of the box packages. It is CentOS release
> 5.3 (Final).
> Tue Apr 19 17:40:00 2011 - FPing: WARNING: smokeping took 585 seconds to
> complete 1 round of polling. It should complete polling in 300 seconds. You
> may have unresponsive devices in your setup.
> Tue Apr 19 17:40:17 2011 - open3: fork failed: Cannot allocate memory at
> /usr/local/smokeping/lib/Smokeping/probes/FPing.pm line 128
> The server is a virtual guest and I only gave it 256MB of RAM. The graph I
> have of its memory utilization shows it never exceeds 87% usage, leaving
> roughly 33 MB free.
> At this point I don't know if smokeping is crashing and causing the problem
> or if something else is causing a problem (io, memory, cpu, etc) and then
> smokeping is crashing. httpd failed to respond during this time but Xymon
> continued to both monitor and alert me smokeping was gone, httpd wasn't
> responding CPU was high and RAM was low (less then 10% available for that
> one poll).
> Josh Luthman
> Office: 937-552-2340
> Direct: 937-552-2343
> 1100 Wayne St
> Suite 1337
> Troy, OH 45373
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