[Orca-users] Re: Problem starting ORCA via SSH command

Blair Zajac blair at orcaware.com
Thu Apr 18 12:09:16 PDT 2002

Sean O'Neill wrote:
> Anyone seen a problem where you start ORCA over an ssh like below and get a
> NAWK burp every so often:
> ssh ${DST} "/local/home/perfboy/orca/bin/start_orcallator"
> /usr/bin/nawk: input record `uccnet   21012  2.4 ...' too long
>   input record number 1
>   source line number 1
> Writing data into /local/home/perfboy/orca/var/orca/orcallator/prod-app02/
> Starting logging
> I don't get this for all the systems I start ORCA on - it flip/flops
> between servers but they all do it from time to time.  The NAWK command in
> start_orcallator and stop_orcallator are getting/doing something funny.  I
> modified the stop_orcallator script so that it contains only the following:
> pkill se.sparcv9
> exit 0
> This fixed it in that file.  But the start_orcallator still "burps"
> occassionaly - VERY ANNOYING.  I know this isn't an ORCA problem but a NAWK
> through SSH problem.
> Just curious if anyone has seen this and done something about it already
> for their ORCA installation.

There must be some program on your system with a very long list of command
line arguments.

Try changing the line:

pids=`/usr/ucb/ps auxww | $AWK '/orcallator.se/ && !/awk/ {print $2}'`


pids=`/usr/ucb/ps auxww | grep '[o]rcallator.se' | $AWK {print $2}'`

and let me know if this stops the burps.


Blair Zajac <blair at orcaware.com>
Web and OS performance plots - http://www.orcaware.com/orca/

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