[Pkg-net-snmp-devel] Bug#460050: snmpd: "proc" only sees processes in the first 512 processes of the processtable

Ralf Hildebrandt ralf.hildebrandt at charite.de
Thu Jan 10 09:33:58 UTC 2008

Package: snmpd
Version: 5.4.1~dfsg-5
Severity: normal

We're monitoring several processes on our mailboxserver:

proc sshd 1000 1
proc master 1 1
proc cpqarrayd 1 1
#proc authdaemon.pl 15 1
#proc couriertls 1000 1
proc courierpop3d 1500 0
proc couriertcpd 1500 1
proc dovecot\-auth 1500 1
proc imap\-login 1500 1

Nagios is reporting falpping for master and cpqarrayd, although these
are running all the time. Whenever I used 

ps auxwww

and then searched for master or cpqarrayd in the output, I noticed that
they could be found in the first 512 lines (nagios reports the process
as running) or after the first 512 line (nagios reports the process
count as 0).

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=de_DE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages snmpd depends on:
ii  adduser                     3.105        add and remove users and groups
ii  debconf                     1.5.17       Debian configuration management sy
ii  libc6                       2.7-5        GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libsnmp15                   5.4.1~dfsg-4 SNMP (Simple Network Management Pr
ii  libwrap0                    7.6.dbs-14   Wietse Venema's TCP wrappers libra

snmpd recommends no packages.

-- debconf information:
* snmpd/upgradefrom521:

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