Duration for one round of server side module

Asif Iqbal vadud3 at gmail.com
Thu May 14 20:41:17 CEST 2009

I implemented a server side perl script using this
http://xymonton.trantor.org/doku.php/tutorials:ssmodule as the template.

I like to run it only once daily, so I put status+1d for the bb command.

But I need help to find out how long it takes for the script to complete for
my ~300 hosts.

Currently I have it setup just like the setup in the above url, like the

        ENVFILE /export/home/hobbit/server/etc/hobbitserver.cfg
        NEEDS hobbitd
        CMD hobbitd_channel --channel=client --log=$BBSERVERLOGS/pca.log

And it is taking tons of resources since it receives all the patch/pkg info
from 300 servers through client channel
and generate a patch report using the tool pca (
http://www.par.univie.ac.at/solaris/pca/) for each host. It allows us
to find out the patch status for all solaris boxes

Here is an snippet of the top processes sorted by RSS

  8687 hobbit   2248M  581M run     39    0   0:02:31 1.1% hobbitd_channel/1
  8648 hobbit     58M   56M run     39    0   0:07:42 2.5% hobbitd/1
 10223 hobbit     21M   20M run     20    0   0:00:03  15% perl5.8.5/1
  7115 devmon     11M   11M sleep   59    0   0:00:44 1.5% devmon/1
  8689 hobbit   8816K 6968K sleep   59    0   0:07:52 2.7% pca.pl/1

If I can find out how long it takes to run I can then add an INTERVAL
accordingly. I do not need to
process the client data more than once a day

Asif Iqbal
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