[hobbit] bbtest-net to hobbitd problem
olivier at qalpit.com
Mon Aug 1 15:41:47 CEST 2005
> what version of Hobbit ? And what OS/hardware are you running on ?
version 4.1.1, redhat3.0 on a fairly good server compaq (2x3Gh intel cpu)
> Is there an equivalent number of "Bogus/Timeout" messages reported in
> the Hobbit servers' "hobbitd" status column ?
i had 1 hobbitd report with a "Bogus/Timeout =1" this morning
and over 50 bbtest-net reports with 1 or 2 whoops..
> Are there any unusual messages in the hobbitd.log file ?
nothing in hobbitd.log
> The timeout that bbtest-net hits is a 5 second timeout which is the
> default one used whenever a message is sent off to the Hobbit daemon.
> The 5 secs was chosen back when bbtest-net was sending to the Big
> Brother daemon, and considering that fact that Hobbit can generate much
> larger messages it might be worth a try to increase that timeout
> somewhat. Unfortunately, that one is set at compile-time and cannot be
> changed easily - so could you try editing the lib/sendmsg.h file and
> change the line
> #define BBTALK_TIMEOUT 5
> #define BBTALK_TIMEOUT 15
> Then run "make clean; make" and as root "make install" to build and
> install the tools with the new timeout setting.
> Also, on the Hobbit server it might be necessary to up the timeout on
> the receiver side - so add a "--timeout=30" to the hobbitd command in
ok, i've changed those to what you recommended (15 and 30)
up to now, bbtest-net doesnt whoops anymore
> > it looks like bbtest-net actually connected to hobbitd !
> > -> could bbtest-net re-open a connection and resend the affected statuses
> when a
> > oops happens ?
> It's tricky. Basically these timeouts should not happen (especially not
> when we're connecting to "localhost"), so I'd rather try and figure out
> why they happen.
yes, i understand and agree with you.
let me know if i can do anything on this.
one thing that seems pretty long in my bbtest-net report is "test result
Hosts total : 1629
Hosts with no tests : 0
Total test count : 4511
Status messages : 4851
Alert status msgs : 0
Transmissions : 522
Event Starttime Duration
bbtest-net startup 1122897713.037280 -
Service definitions loaded 1122897713.040386 0.003106
Tests loaded 1122897713.568623 0.528237
DNS lookups completed 1122897723.673199 10.104576
Test engine setup completed 1122897723.737976 0.064777
TCP tests completed 1122897747.000639 23.262663
PING test completed (1569 hosts) 1122897792.655792 45.655153
PING test results sent 1122897795.920521 3.264729
Test result collection completed 1122897795.921481 0.000960
LDAP test engine setup completed 1122897795.921485 0.000004
LDAP tests executed 1122897795.921487 0.000002
LDAP tests result collection completed 1122897795.921488 0.000001
NTP tests executed 1122897796.143392 0.221904
DIG tests executed 1122897796.399747 0.256355
NSLOOKUP tests executed 1122897796.534172 0.134425
Test results transmitted 1122897824.069917 27.535745
bbtest-net completed 1122897824.074708 0.004791
TIME TOTAL 111.037428
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