Bug 130790 - Erratta: RHBA-2004:300 Breaks 'sar -d'
Summary: Erratta: RHBA-2004:300 Breaks 'sar -d'
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Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1
Classification: Red Hat
Component: sysstat   
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Version: 2.1
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Charlie Bennett
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Reported: 2004-08-24 19:01 UTC by Bruce Garlock
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:06 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-12-13 21:15:21 UTC
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Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2004:503 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Updated sysstat package 2005-01-31 05:00:00 UTC

Description Bruce Garlock 2004-08-24 19:01:16 UTC
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Description of problem:
Our production system was updated on Thursday, August 19th.  This is
the last time I was able to use the -d switch with sar.  I now get
this error:

[root@linux root]# sar -d
Requested activities not available in file

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. sar -d

Actual Results:  Error:

Requested activities not available in file

Expected Results:  Should produce output similar to this:

[root@linux sa]# sar -d -f sa19
Linux 2.4.9-e.48 (linux.server)         08/19/2004

12:00:00 AM       DEV       tps    blks/s
12:10:01 AM    dev8-0     11.70    290.86
12:20:01 AM    dev8-0    194.83  10943.04
12:30:00 AM    dev8-0    241.84  12311.72


Additional info:

I am considering installing the old version of sysstat, since I am
currently trying to do performance tuning, and need this output.

Comment 2 Charlie Bennett 2004-09-08 17:39:58 UTC
Hi - can you check out the (unsupported) sysstat-5.0.5 in
http://people.redhat.com/sysstat and verify that it addresses this
problem.  If so, you are best to roll back your sysstat until this new
one is released in a supported update.


Comment 3 Bruce Garlock 2004-09-08 17:46:18 UTC
I get a 404 error with that link.  Can you please check your spelling?



Comment 4 Bruce Garlock 2004-09-08 17:59:38 UTC
I figured out, by guessing, that the link s/b:


Good guess for me!!

I will give it a whirl, and let you know..



Comment 5 Bruce Garlock 2004-09-08 18:04:05 UTC
Yes, this new version works fine now!  I will now backport to the
older, supported version, until an Errata is released.  Any idea when
an errata will be released for sysstat?



Comment 6 Bruce Garlock 2004-09-08 18:11:02 UTC
When I backport to the sysstat-4.0.1-15.2.1as the log file in
/var/sa/sa08 (in this case) is unreadable in the older version.  i.e.
The sysstat-5.0.5-3.i386 version produces a sa file that is unreadable
by sysstat-4.0.1-15.2.1as.  My work around/fix was to delete the file,
and run the cron entry manually to create a new file that
sysstat-4.0.1-15.2.1as can read.

- Bruce

Comment 7 Charlie Bennett 2004-09-29 15:17:35 UTC
Release planned for next udpate. (U6)
Tentative Erratum RHBA-2004:503

Comment 8 John Flanagan 2004-12-13 21:15:21 UTC
An errata has been issued which should help the problem 
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being 
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files, 
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report 
if the solution does not work for you.


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