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

Sebastiaan Couwenberg sebastic at xs4all.nl
Mon Oct 29 21:35:26 GMT 2018

On 10/29/18 10:13 PM, Faidon Liambotis wrote:
> 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!):
> https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T207775#4693987
> https://apt.wikimedia.org/wikimedia/pool/main/n/nagios-nrpe/
> ...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 :)

But none of you are active in the Nagios team, (co-)maintainers of the
nrpe package, nor SRMs.

Kind Regards,


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