issue with vmstat data on RHEL3

Tom Georgoulias tgeorgoulias at
Tue Aug 23 19:03:14 CEST 2005

I'm still having some problems with Hobbit properly graphing the vmstat 
data on my RHEL3 systems.  It switches the cpu_idl and cpu_wait values, 
even though I believe I have Hobbit configured correctly.  I'm using the 
8/22/05 snapshot.

I launch the client using:

./ --os=rhel3 start

The client data file shows that the client data is reporting the vmstat 
values correctly:

procs                      memory      swap          io     system 
  r  b   swpd   free   buff  cache   si   so    bi    bo   in    cs us 
sy wa id
  1  0      0 535876 201132 1029684    0    0     0     1    1     0  0 
  0  0  0
  0  0      0 534252 201132 1029716    0    0     0    47  117    42  0 
  0  1 98

But the values stored in the vmstat.rrd file are reversed, which seems 
to indicate that hobbitd is still using the "linux" vmstat layout, not 
the rhel3.

timestamp    cpu_r             cpu_b             cpu_w 
mem_swpd          mem_free          mem_buff          mem_cach 
         mem_so            dsk_bi            dsk_bo            cpu_int 
          cpu_csw           cpu_usr           cpu_sys           cpu_idl
1124816100:  0.0000000000e+00  0.0000000000e+00  nan  0.0000000000e+00 
5.3530218667e+05  2.0113200000e+05  1.0296953067e+06  0.0000000000e+00 
0.0000000000e+00  0.0000000000e+00  4.7646666667e+01  1.1894000000e+02 
4.4586666667e+01  6.4666666667e-01  0.0000000000e+00  1.6466666667e+00 

Where did I go wrong?


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