Not sure when or how it broke, as I know of people using it in production. There is a way to configure it for different versions of Ganglia, like 3.0, 3.1. Might be worth trying both values to see if it's a problem with one or the other: http://flume.apache.org/FlumeUserGuide.html#ganglia-reporting


On Wed, Jan 23, 2013 at 1:12 PM, Connor Woodson <cwoodson.dev@gmail.com> wrote:
I have not had success with Ganglia, due to the same issue I think as you've encountered.

- Connor


On Wed, Jan 23, 2013 at 6:04 AM, Christian Schroer <cschroer@autoscout24.com> wrote:
Hi,

i have the same problem here, using Flume-NG 1.2 from CDH4.1.2.
I deleted all related RRDs, gmetad recreates them and i see those errors again.

Disk space, inodes, ... are fine. All RRDs not related to Flume-NG are fine, too.

These errors result in a gmetad crash after while (more metrics => earlier crash). If I disable ganglia support gmetad runs without any problem.

Regards
Christian

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Von: Alexander Alten-Lorenz [mailto:wget.null@gmail.com]
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Betreff: Re: Setting up flume to use ganglia results in a lot of error messages in /var/log/messages

Looks like the RRD's are damaged, maybe the harddisk full?

- Alex

On Dec 12, 2012, at 11:38 AM, Juhani Connolly <juhani_connolly@cyberagent.co.jp> wrote:

> We just noticed that ganglia's gmetad is spamming messages like the following
>
> Dec  9 03:13:20 om-pat-obs01 /usr/sbin/gmetad[17407]: RRD_update (/var/lib/ganglia/rrds/Flume KDDI/blog-wap02/flume.SINK.avro2.Type.rrd): /var/lib/ganglia/rrds/Flume KDDI/blog-wap02/flume.SINK.avro2.Type.rrd: conversion of 'SINK' to float not complete: tail 'SINK'
> Dec  9 03:13:20 om-pat-obs01 /usr/sbin/gmetad[17407]: RRD_update (/var/lib/ganglia/rrds/Flume KDDI/blog-wap02/flume.CHANNEL.ch1.Type.rrd): /var/lib/ganglia/rrds/Flume KDDI/blog-wap02/flume.CHANNEL.ch1.Type.rrd: conversion of 'CHANNEL' to float not complete: tail 'CHANNEL'
> Dec  9 03:13:20 om-pat-obs01 /usr/sbin/gmetad[17407]: RRD_update (/var/lib/ganglia/rrds/Flume KDDI/blog-wap11/flume.SINK.avro1.Type.rrd): /var/lib/ganglia/rrds/Flume KDDI/blog-wap11/flume.SINK.avro1.Type.rrd: conversion of 'SINK' to float not complete: tail 'SINK'
> Dec  9 03:13:20 om-pat-obs01 /usr/sbin/gmetad[17407]: RRD_update (/var/lib/ganglia/rrds/Flume KDDI/blog-wap11/flume.SOURCE.scribe.Type.rrd): /var/lib/ganglia/rrds/Flume KDDI/blog-wap11/flume.SOURCE.scribe.Type.rrd: conversion of 'SOURCE' to float not complete: tail 'SOURCE'
>
> The counters are tracked fine on the web interface, but we've had issues(gmetad crashing or not starting up, I'm still trying to get specifics from the responsible people). I can't say for sure if this is a ganglia problem or a problem with flumes ganglia support. Anyone else feeding their counters to ganglia getting similar? Perhaps the ganglia ml may be more appropriate, not sure on this one.

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