[Orca-users] Re: input record ... too long

Blair Zajac blair at orcaware.com
Fri Jan 18 10:56:20 PST 2002

Rusty Carruth wrote:
> "nikitelli" <n.kraus at 3beg.at> wrote:
> > ...
> >
> > thanks for your review Rusty.
> > However, since the collection runs nonetheless still smoothly I'll
> > leave it at that for now.
> >
> You are right, in fact, I probably should have ended with that -
> if the graphs make sense, since we're pretty sure you only lost
> one sample (if you don't get those messages any more), then you're
> probably fine.
> rc

The first message

    Warning: file `.../orcallator/host1/orcallator-2001-11-06-000'
    did exist and is now gone

is covered by the FAQ and isn't terribly important.  You won't loose any
data over it.

The second message comes from nawk

    /bin/nawk: input record `root    4383  0.0 ...' too long

is in the start_orcallator script when its looking for already running
orcallator.se processes to decide if it should start or just quit.  There
was a process that must have had extremely long command line arguments for
nawk to complain about the line length (check for PID 4383 if its still

Neither orcallator.se nor Orca use {n,m,g,}awk, so you didn't loose any
data here either.


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

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