[Xymon] reducing size of /dev/shm/msg.<hostname> file

Sergey a_s_y at sama.ru
Tue Mar 5 15:28:44 CET 2013

On Tuesday 05 March 2013, cleaver at terabithia.org wrote:

> (If there's one specific host that's got a pathological value in
> there, you can hack xymonclient-${os}.sh manually to keep from
> gathering it, without affecting anything that doesn't depend on
> that raw data.) 
Thanks, it works I seems.

> If it's the size of the actual file left on disk

Size of one file on client's disk is not important... But it is
collected in /var/lib/xymon/hostdata... Is this used for xymon
or is it for manual diagnosis later ?

And it all started with a log messages:

2013-03-05 17:47:37 Whoops ! Failed to send message (write error)
2013-03-05 17:47:37 ->  Write error while sending message to Xymon daemon at
2013-03-05 17:47:37 ->  Recipient '', timeout 15
2013-03-05 17:47:37 ->  1st line: 'client <host>.linux linux'

2013-03-05 17:47:37 Data flooding from - 1st line client <host>.linux linux


BTW, ifconfig is obsolete in linux now, what about change it to
"ip -s link" and "ip addr" ?

And /sbin/ifconfig called twice in xymonclient-linux.sh:
echo "[ifconfig]"

echo "[ifstat]"


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