[Orca-users] Re: Orca gone amuck

kim.taylor at pnc.com kim.taylor at pnc.com
Mon May 15 12:44:08 PDT 2006

I've encountered the same thing, but with *.gz, thus Orca continuously
running gunzip -c on even the oldest datalogs.

I was forced to discontinue the run as daemon mode and revert to run once
from cron. Even then, I had to modify find_files in *.cfg to ignore the
compressed version of the datalog files.

Running ORCA_VERSION =  '0.263' on Solaris 2.8, but running a newer Orca
snapshot (subversion 526, 0.28.0) on Red Hat EL3 and the same behavior
appeared there.

I use rsync to pull data in from the (52+29) clients. All system clocks are
maintained with NTP.

The Solaris installation seemed to run fine in daemon mode for a long time.
I was unable to figure out what changed such that the orca.state file
appeared to have become useless/disregarded.

Any thoughts on where to dig in would be appreciated.

Kim Eric Taylor
Systems Integrator / PNC Financial Services / eTechnology Group
kim.taylor at pnc.com

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Date: Mon, 15 May 2006 09:54:08 -0500
From: "Dalin Bruns" <Dalin.Bruns at utsa.edu>
Subject: [Orca-users] Orca gone amuck
To: <orca-users at orcaware.com>
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I just started admin on a Solaris 9, v880 running a web app and orca
consistently has the top CPU utilization on the box.  In trying to
figure out what is going on, I have noticed the following things ...

Each day there are approx 280 orcallator-date-286.bz2 files created
(whereas on other machines there are 1-2)
There are currently over 169,000 of these files!?
The state file is 120 MB (other machines, only 100K)

It appears to me (using truss) that orca is always cycling through all
of the *.bz2 files looking for something.

Not sure what it is doing, but this situation doesn't seem right.  Any
thoughts/ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Dalin Bruns

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