[Pkg-net-snmp-devel] Bug#776683: snmpd: SNMPd still tries to query PCI Bus

gregor herrmann gregoa at debian.org
Sat Feb 14 18:25:22 UTC 2015

Control: tag -1 + unreproducible moreinfo

On Sat, 31 Jan 2015 00:25:00 +0100, Piotr Gorski wrote:

> I have VPS form OVH running Debian Jessie. Few hours ago I've
> installed snmpd to monitor my network interfaces but snmpd can't
> start. When I try starting it with /etc/init.d/snmpd start it says:
> root at vps:~# /etc/init.d/snmpd restart
> [....] Restarting SNMP services::pcilib: Cannot open /proc/bus/pci

I've tried this now on a machine without /proc/bus/pci [0], and I get
the same message but ...
> After some research I've found that this bug was submitted to
> Debian Bugs as #745956 and #745919. Each bug is closed but error
> remains active making snmpd unusable on systems without PCI bus
> (each VPS server for example).

... unlike these reports, there's only this one error and not two;
and snmpd is running; and I can talk to it. [1]

So it looks like this is a bit ugly and confusing but not a real

Could you please check again if snmpd is actually not running/working
for your?


Raspberry Pi B, admittedly running Raspbian not Debian but snmpd has
the same version

% snmpwalk -Os -c public -v 1 localhost .
iso. = STRING: "Linux guinan 3.12.20+ #14 PREEMPT Sun Jun 1 16:09:41 CEST 2014 armv6l"

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