[smokeping-users] Master-Slave: Magic number checking on storable file failed

Fligor, Debbie fligor at illinois.edu
Mon Dec 28 21:06:05 CET 2015

I’m pretty sure I hit this a couple of month ago working on getting a smokeping slave running on Pidora, but google isn’t letting me find the answer that helped me when I search with your error message.  If I am recalling correctly, I had to remove an existing data_FPing.cache file in the /opt/smokeping/data directory (your path will probaby be different), and then it worked again. I only have FPing probes, so this may not be the exact file you need to remove.  

Other threads on that error show Storable.pm having issues with 0-length files.

Hopefully this helps you narrow down the problem.


> On Dec 28, 2015, at 8:00, Olivier <oza.4h07 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm configuring my first Master-Slave setup.
> I've got one Beaglebone Black and one Raspberry Pi actings as slaves.
> My master is a remote Debian Jessie box with an Apache 2.4 server
> If I'm not mistaken, both slaves are configured the same way.
> Beaglebone Black(Debian Jessie) is working OK.
> Raspberry Pi smokeping daemon is failing to start with:
> Magic number checking on storable file failed at /usr/lib/arm-linux-gnueabihf/perl/5.20/Storable.pm line 381, at /usr/share/perl5/Smokeping/Slave.pm line 70.
> How can I solve this ?
> Best regards

Debbie Fligor, n9dn       Lead Network Engineer @ Univ. of Il
email: fligor at illinois.edu         
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