Bug 1212151 - collectd-java cannot find libjvm.so
Summary: collectd-java cannot find libjvm.so
Alias: None
Product: Fedora EPEL
Classification: Fedora
Component: collectd
Version: epel7
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ruben Kerkhof
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2015-04-15 16:23 UTC by Andrei Nistor
Modified: 2015-04-16 13:05 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2015-04-16 13:05:06 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Andrei Nistor 2015-04-15 16:23:31 UTC
Description of problem:

The collectd-java plugins links against libjvm.so, but as far as I can tell that .so is installed in a non-standard location by java-1.7.0-openjdk-headless: 


=== /var/log/messages ===
Apr 15 12:09:03 cs1825 systemd: Starting Collectd statistics daemon...
Apr 15 12:09:03 cs1825 systemd: Started Collectd statistics daemon.
Apr 15 12:09:03 cs1825 collectd[15719]: lt_dlopen ("/usr/lib64/collectd/java.so") failed: file not found. The most common cause for this problem is missing dependencies. Use ldd(1) to check the dependencies of the plugin / shared object.
Apr 15 12:09:03 cs1825 collectd[15719]: plugin_load: Load plugin "java" failed with status 1.
Apr 15 12:09:03 cs1825 collectd[15719]: Initialization complete, entering read-loop.

=== ldd output ===
# ldd /usr/lib64/collectd/java.so
	linux-vdso.so.1 =>  (0x00007fffc45c7000)
	libjvm.so => not found
	libdl.so.2 => /lib64/libdl.so.2 (0x00007f4c2f9fa000)
	libc.so.6 => /lib64/libc.so.6 (0x00007f4c2f639000)
	/lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2 (0x00007f4c2fe13000)

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. install the packages mentioned above
2. add the following to /etc/collectd.d/java.conf
<Plugin "java">
  JVMArg "-verbose:jni"
  JVMArg "-Djava.class.path=/usr/share/collectd/java/collectd-api.jar:/usr/share/collectd/java/generic-jmx.jar"
  LoadPlugin "org.collectd.java.GenericJMX"
3. watch /var/log/messages

Actual results:
Collectd doesn't load the java plugin because libjvm.so is not in the library path.

Expected results:
Collectd should find libjvm.so

Additional info:
It's possible to work around this issue by mucking with the LD_LIBRARY_PATH, but this is very costly since we have to change it every time there's a java update.

Comment 1 Ruben Kerkhof 2015-04-16 09:21:50 UTC
Thanks for the report Andrei.

This seems to be related to #449456

I have no idea how collectd is supposed to know the location of libjvm.so if it's not in the library search path, apart from hardcoding the path which doesn't seem like a good idea.

Let me give this some thought.

Comment 2 Andrei Nistor 2015-04-16 12:59:48 UTC
Think I found a better workaround that works around the java update issues. I've noticed that /usr/lib/jvm/jre is managed by alternatives, so here goes:

# cat /etc/ld.so.conf.d/java.conf

Collectd seems to be starting up fine now (although it's still not working as expected, it's probably a configuration issue)

Comment 3 Ruben Kerkhof 2015-04-16 13:05:06 UTC
Nice workaround, something that should be done in openjdk package by default imho.

I'm going to close this since there's not much that can be done from Collectd's point of view.

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