[Pkg-nagios-devel] Bug#883088: nagios-plugins-contrib: check_running_kernel error on Marvell kernels

John Lines john+reportbug at paladyn.org
Wed Nov 29 14:43:35 UTC 2017

Package: nagios-plugins-contrib
Version: 21.20170222
Severity: normal
Tags: patch

Dear Maintainer,

The /boot directory on /boot includes /vmlinuz.old - a link to the previously installed kernel.
This is detected by check_running_kernel, which incorrectly detects it as the current installed

Excluding it from the candidates for the on disk kernel fixes the issue.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: 9.1
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (500, 'stable')
Architecture: armel (armv5tel)

Kernel: Linux 4.9.0-4-marvell
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE=en_GB:en (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

nagios-plugins-contrib depends on no packages.

Versions of packages nagios-plugins-contrib recommends:
ii  bind9-host                                     1:9.10.3.dfsg.P4-12.3+deb9u3
pn  binutils                                       <none>
pn  freeipmi-tools                                 <none>
ii  libc6                                          2.24-11+deb9u1
pn  libdata-validate-domain-perl                   <none>
pn  libdata-validate-ip-perl                       <none>
ii  libdate-manip-perl                             6.57-1
pn  libdbd-mysql-perl                              <none>
ii  libio-socket-ssl-perl                          2.044-1
pn  libipc-run-perl                                <none>
ii  liblocale-gettext-perl                         1.07-3+b1
pn  liblwp-useragent-determined-perl               <none>
pn  libmail-imapclient-perl                        <none>
pn  libmemcached11                                 <none>
pn  libmemcachedutil2                              <none>
pn  libmonitoring-plugin-perl | libnagios-plugin-  <none>
pn  libnet-cups-perl                               <none>
pn  libnet-dns-perl                                <none>
pn  libnet-dns-sec-perl                            <none>
ii  libnet-smtp-ssl-perl                           1.04-1
pn  libnet-smtp-tls-perl                           <none>
pn  libnet-smtpauth-perl                           <none>
pn  libnet-snmp-perl                               <none>
ii  libnet-ssleay-perl                             1.80-1
pn  libreadonly-perl                               <none>
pn  libredis-perl                                  <none>
ii  libsocket-perl                                 2.024-1+b1
ii  libtimedate-perl                               2.3000-2
pn  libvarnishapi1                                 <none>
pn  libwebinject-perl                              <none>
ii  libxml-simple-perl                             2.22-1
pn  libyaml-syck-perl                              <none>
ii  lsof                                           4.89+dfsg-0.1
ii  nagios-plugins-basic                           2.2-3
ii  openssl                                        1.1.0f-3+deb9u1
ii  perl                                           5.24.1-3+deb9u2
ii  perl-base [libsocket-perl]                     5.24.1-3+deb9u2
ii  python                                         2.7.13-2
pn  python-pymongo                                 <none>
pn  ruby | ruby-interpreter                        <none>
pn  snmp                                           <none>
ii  whois                                          5.2.17~deb9u1

Versions of packages nagios-plugins-contrib suggests:
pn  backuppc                   <none>
pn  cciss-vol-status           <none>
pn  expect                     <none>
pn  libsys-virt-perl           <none>
pn  moreutils                  <none>
pn  mpt-status                 <none>
pn  nagios-plugin-check-multi  <none>
pn  percona-toolkit            <none>
pn  perl-doc                   <none>
ii  python2.7                  2.7.13-2
pn  smstools                   <none>

-- no debconf information
-------------- next part --------------
--- check_running_kernel.orig	2017-11-29 14:19:59.898242225 +0000
+++ check_running_kernel	2017-11-29 14:21:55.926230409 +0000
@@ -188,7 +188,8 @@
 	$([ -f "/boot/vmlinuz-$(uname -r)" ] && find /boot/ -name 'vmlinuz*' -and -name "vmlinuz-$(uname -r)" -or -name 'vmlinuz*' -and -newer "/boot/vmlinuz-$(uname -r)" | sort) \
 	$([ -f "/boot/kfreebsd-$(uname -r).gz" ] && find /boot/ -name 'kfreebsd*' -and -name "kfreebsd-$(uname -r).gz" -or -name 'kfreebsd*' -and -newer "/boot/kfreebsd-$(uname -r).gz" | sort); do
-	if [ -e "$on_disk" ]; then
+	if [ -e "$on_disk" ] && [ "$on_disk" != "/boot/vmlinuz.old" ]; then
 		if [ -z "$STRINGS" ]; then
 			echo "UNKNOWN: 'strings' command missing, perhaps install binutils or busybox?"
 			exit $UNKNOWN

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