[Orca-dev] Re: orcallator needing to be root (was Re[2]: orca-ing data already in a database? (fwd))

Blair Zajac blair at orcaware.com
Thu Oct 4 12:26:17 PDT 2001

Send the diffs to the list.  Also, use 'diff -u' instead of -c as they are
easier to read.

Also, can you try uncommenting

#define USE_RAWDISK             1

and see if the problem goes away?

Can start_orcallator check to see if fd is a bad device instead of ignoring
it completely in orcallator.se?


rcarruth at tempe.tt.slb.com wrote:
> --- In orca-developers at y..., Rusty Carruth <rcarruth at t...> wrote:
> >
> > Anyway:
> >
> > Basically, I want to make orcallator work without having to be root.
> > ....
> > > > I assume you'd like the patches when I'm done?
> > >
> > > Of course :)
> >
> (Blasted stupid web interface!  If you go to preview, DO NOT EVER
> hit the back button unless you want to start all over again!
> Stupid stupid stupid! ;-(  Ok, getting off soapbox, sorry)
> Well, as it turns out the problem was that, on my solaris machine,
> fd0 is a bad device (for some value of bad) when you are not root.
> So, I simply modified orca to NOT allow 'fd' as the first 2
> characters of the short_name.
> While I was at it, I want to have the DNnsrkcmdit fields outputted
> as numeric values so I can plot them also, thus allowing me to
> show how long the problems happen, and where they are on the
> OTHER plots.
> So, I also added 11 fields called Dw Nw nw sw rw kw cw mw dw iw and
> tw, and modified my config file to handle them.  I've got a BUNCH
> of other junk in my config file also to handle the OLD format
> from percollator, so it will take me a little bit to get that
> cleaned up before I send those changes in....
> Should I send the context diff to Blair directly, or to the list?
> (if you want more than 'diff -c file1 file2' let me know).
> rc

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