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munin MyISAM & InnoDB issues

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I have 4 out of 6 mysql graphs working in munin. "MySQL isam/myisam table-space usage" is a broken image and "MySQL InnoDB free tablespace" says:

"This service is in CRITICAL state because one of the values reported is outside the allowed range.
Field Internal name Type Warn Crit Info Bytes free free gauge 2147483648: 1073741824:"

I don't know enough about mysql (or munin) to figure out what's going on. I'm using both MyISAM and InnoDB tables. Can anyone help me out?

posted Jun 16, 2013 by anonymous

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I should add that I get the following:

    # munin-run mysql_isam_space_
    # munin-run mysql_innodb

free.value 0

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I seem to understand this is the check on the innodb main tablespace.

Sounds like an overflow in munin check that builds the graph, due to the type of check ("MySQL InnoDB free tablespace") I would not mind too much(There's no such critical thing like too much free space!),
apart from patching the munin check to deal with numbers > 2^32.

To double check, look at:


Look at the "Data_free: " line, it is probably bigger than 2^31.

In this case it is basically not a problem, apart from Munin not able to represent that number.

For "MySQL isam/myisam table-space usage" broken image I have no idea on how that check is built,
moreover MyISAM does not have a real tablespace.
If it makes you feel better in that is broken too ;)

answer Jun 16, 2013 by anonymous
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