[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 21:13:37 GMT 2018

On Mon, Oct 29, 2018 at 09:10:40PM +0100, Sebastiaan Couwenberg wrote:
> > 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).
> Then we'll have to agree to disagree. As maintainer of the package I
> have evaluated the severity of this issue, and not deemed it high enough
> to be eligible for a stable update.
> > 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!
> If you're going to the effort to patch the package, why bother arguing
> in this issue? Just provide the package in your local repo and be done
> with it.

We've already done that (in fact, before even reporting this bug!):

...but, given that we encountered this, and we already battle-tested it,
we thought it might be preferrable for other Debian users to benefit
from the fix as well. Given the Nagios forum link above, it doesn't look
like we were the only ones affected. All of us in the Wikimedia team
(three of us DDs) in that loop agreed on this FWIW :)


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