[smokeping-users] Sorter and slaves

sangdrax8 sangdrax8 at gmail.com
Wed Feb 13 16:53:40 CET 2013

On Wed, Feb 13, 2013 at 10:26 AM, Tom Throckmorton <
throck+smokeping at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 2/13/13 8:31 AM, sangdrax8 wrote:
> >
> > I have setup a master/slave configuration which seems to completely
> > working with the exception of the charts (stddev, etc).
> >
> > I setup a master on a machine which I did not allow access to the
> > internet.  I then setup two slaves both with internet access.  I have
> > all my Targets setup so the master does not check them, and I assign
> > checks to each slave.  I did have to edit the permissions on the data
> > directory on the master to allow the apache server to write the data
> > from the slaves.  Once I did that, I now have live data from both
> > slaves.  I just don't know why the Charts aren't working when all my
> > data comes from slaves.
> >
> > On the webpage all I see is:
> >
> > Top Standard Deviation
> >
> > No targets returned by the sorter.
> >
> >
> > The apache logs show that the sorter seems to be dropping the data, but
> > I don't know why.
> >
> > apache error log:
> >
> > Warning: Dropping median/slave1_View/slave1_google~slave1.test.net
> > <http://slave1.test.net> from sortercache
> >
> >
> > Can anyone help me out here?  These aren't critical, so I can always
> > just remove this section from the web gui, but I do like them.  It would
> > be nice if they would work with my slaves.
> I have a similar setup (non-polling master with slaves) and hit the same
> issue some time ago; after some research found the charts feature
> doesn't work with slave data, so I ended up disabling it.  I can't put
> my finger on how I came to that conclusion, but that's at least what my
> log entry for the config change says :)  If i find the definitive
> reason, I'll follow-up (unless anyone else chimes in with the answer).
> -tt

Thank you, that was very prompt if not exactly what I was hoping for :)  At
least I know that slave data does appear to be a problem for charts and it
isn't just me.

If anyone does have a confirmed way to make this work, I would like to be
able to activate these.  At least my setup is still providing all
the functionality I need even with out this info.
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