[Pkg-nagios-devel] Bug#911958: Bug#911958: nagios-nrpe-plugin: On large installations, check_nrpe logs are very spammy around nrpe packet version.

Faidon Liambotis paravoid at debian.org
Mon Oct 29 19:53:35 GMT 2018

On Mon, Oct 29, 2018 at 06:12:21PM +0100, Sebastiaan Couwenberg wrote:
> > Could you explain a little bit more your rationale about this? It feels
> > to me like a prime candidate for an SPU: serious issue affecting the
> > overall stability of the system, that has a tiny, safe and easily
> > backportable patch.
> The version packet logging is not a serious issue, it's a normal or
> minor issue as it doesn't affect the usability of the package.
> If this causes an issue on large installation as reported in the OP,
> then logrotate can be used to rotate the logs more frequently. Or the
> newer version from stretch-backports can be installed.

I disagree on that -- excessive and spurious logging is a serious issue
and filling up logs of the Nagios server fast is as well. Logrotate
helps, but not with that rate, and regardless, not a great solution
either (the logs become just an endless sea of garbage).

And really, what's the downside? These logs are useless; the patch is
upstream, is tiny, safe and easily backportable. If you're concerned
about the effort... I'd be happy to provide patches and/or NMU!


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