[Nut-upsuser] Timers fireing too early

John Jore john at jore.no
Fri Dec 4 19:49:24 UTC 2009

Hi Charles and thanks for your insight and help.
That was the error, upssched vs upssched-cmd. I specified the wrong one. All ok now.

	Dec  4 19:46:40 storage01 upssched[4705]: Timer daemon started
	Dec  4 19:46:40 storage01 upssched[4705]: New timer: onbattery (10 seconds)
	Dec  4 19:46:50 storage01 upssched[4705]: Event: onbattery
	Dec  4 19:46:50 storage01 upssched-cmd: I'm On Battery! Help!

John Jore

-----Original Message-----
From: Charles Lepple [mailto:clepple at gmail.com] 
Sent: 4. desember 2009 03:28
To: John Jore
Cc: nut-upsuser at lists.alioth.debian.org
Subject: Re: [Nut-upsuser] Timers fireing too early

On Dec 2, 2009, at 2:14 PM, John Jore wrote:

> Hi all, I've not been able to find the answer to my timer problem in  
> the faq or the archives. (or google)
> Basically, I can't get timers to fire. They fire ignoring the timer  
> value, as if the timer was set to 0. I'm using the OpenFiler  
> distribution, patched to the latest and greatest.  upsmon 2.2.2
> When I pull the power plug, I see the text "Im In Battery"  
> instantly, instead of after 20s. Power returned after 55 seconds.  
> Could I be missing some dependency, external application, which  
> upsmon uses as a timer?

upsmon does not handle timing, but instead delegates that to upssched.  
The scheduling happens inside nut-2.2.2/clients/upssched.c.

> (A side issue is that it's not using the correct variable when  
> passing to upssched-cmd, but uses the notify text itself, "ONBATT",  
> this can be seen in the last line from, messages, $1 is "UPS  
> ups0 at localhost on line power", but this is not important for me, but  
> may be used to explain why the timer is not working)

Is your NOTIFYCMD in upsmon.conf set to upssched or upssched-cmd? It  
should be the former, I believe.

upssched-cmd is specified as the CMDSCRIPT in upssched.conf.

> Dec  2 18:48:56 storage01 upsmon[3603]: ONBATT
> Dec  2 18:48:56 storage01 wall[4371]: wall: user root broadcasted 1  
> lines (8 chars)
> Dec  2 18:48:56 storage01 upssched-cmd: Im On Battery

Can you raise the logging level to include LOG_INFO? There are a few  
upssched messages whose timestamps might shed some light on the subject.

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