Description of problem:
At boot time gmond tries to start before networking is ready
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
95% of the time.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install and configure ganglia
2. ckhconfig gmond on
/usr/sbin/gmond: Error creating multicast server mcast_join=188.8.131.52 port=8649 mcast_if=NULL family='inet4'. Exiting.#012
The issue is simply that network manager hasn't finished setting up the interface before gmond starts.
Adding a `sleep 5` to the init script works as a temporary bodge. This should be fixed properly.
You can set NETWORKWAIT=true in /etc/sysconfig/network so NetworkManager waits for the network at init time.
Another (better?) solution is a script under /etc/NetworkManager/dispatcher.d, that will restart gmond (if gmond is enabled for the current runlevel) if the network status changes. I'll have a look at it.
Created attachment 409311 [details]
nm dispatcher script to restart gmond on an interface up event
Initial version of a dispatcher script, do we want to restart gmond on an interface down event as well?
All our machines have only the single NIC so on ifup is fine, I suppose it may be of more interest to restart on ifdown on a box with many NICs?
Thanks for the quick response!
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Still present in F20, assuming also rawhide
Fixed in rawhide by improved service file for gmond: