From: Ganglia Development Team <ganglia-developers@so...> - 2002-11-08 20:43:30
The Ganglia Development Team is pleased to announce the release of
Ganglia 2.5.1! To download this release now, tune your web browser to
Ganglia has added HPUX and MacOS X to the family of operating systems
that ganglia supports. HPUX support has been brought to you through the
efforts of Martin Knoblauch. MacOS X users have Preston Smith to thank
for the MacOS X port.
Ganglia now runs on Linux (i386, ia64, sparc, alpha, powerpc, m68k,
mips, arm, hppa, s390), Solaris, FreeBSD, AIX, IRIX, Tru64, HPUX, MacOS
X and Windows (cygwin beta).
A great new feature added by Federico Sacerdoti in 2.5.1 is the ability
to set the useful life of metrics with gmetric. A cleanup thread in
gmond now periodically deletes expired metrics. This is very helpful for
metrics which have a fixed lifetime such as processes and batch queue
For example, running...
gmetric --name=foo --value=2 --type=int32 --dmax=60
would sent the metric "foo" to all gmond on the multicast channel and
mark the metric for deletion in 60 seconds (however resending the metric
during this 60 second interval will reset the counter).
Leif Nixon also fixed a bug which caused gmond to crash occasionally
when remote client prematurely closed connection.
We hope you enjoy Ganglia 2.5.1 and encourage feedback, patches and bug
The Ganglia Development Team