Version 5.3

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Version 5.3 has been released on Tuesday, April 9th 2013. The newest release is 5.3.1 which as been released on Saturday, July 13, 2013. This version is currently supported.


Release 5.3.0

Released on Tuesday, April 9th 2013.

  • collectd: The Include statements can now be limited to include only matching files in a directory. Thanks to Sebastian Harl for his patch.
  • collectd: Dispatches / writes are now handled by a thread pool. This improves reliability and throughput for instances configured to act as a "server". Thanks to Sebastian Harl and Dan Fandrich for reviewing this change and fixing bugs.
  • Aggregation plugin: Selection of value lists is now possible using regular expressions. Parts of the identifier of the resulting metric can now be set via the configuration file.
  • APC UPS plugin: The ReportSeconds option has been implemented.
  • curl* plugins: Support for POST requests and custom request headers has been added. Thanks to Dan Fandrich for his patch.
  • cURL-XML plugin: Support for XML namespaces has been added. Thanks to Dan Fandrich for his patch.
  • DBI plugin: Support for numeric options has been added. The Host option has been added. Thanks to Daniel Hilst for his patch.
  • Disk plugin: Support for systems with >256 has been fixed. Thanks to Greg Mason for his patch.
  • libvirt plugin: Support for memory allocation has been added. Thanks to Johan Wirén for his patch.
  • NetApp plugin: Support for SnapVault, VFiler and deduplication / compression and quota metrics. Thanks to Sebastian Harl for his patches and teamix GmbH for sponsoring this work.
  • PostgreSQL plugin: The reconnection logic has been improved. Thanks to Sebastian Harl for his patches.
  • RRDtool, RRDCacheD plugins: The CreateFilesAsync option has been implemented. When enabled, new RRD files will be created asynchronously, which improved throughput of server instances. Many thanks to Yves Mettier for all his input and code.
  • Tail CSV plugin: This new plugins allows to read metrics from CSV files, such as Snort's statistics file. Thanks to Kris Nielander for his patch.
  • Write MongoDB plugin: Authentication options have been added.
  • Write Riemann plugin: This new plugin allows sending metrics to Riemann, a stream processing and alerting tool. Big thanks to Pierre-Yves Ritschard for his work.

Release 5.3.1

Released on Saturday, July 13th 2013.

  • Documentation: Various fixes.
  • Configuration: Fix error handling: Errors in included files were ignored, causing configuration mistakes to go unnoticed.
  • DNS plugin: Don't abort when PCAP returns an error.
  • Modbus plugin: The reconnection strategy was improved, fixing a segfault in the libmodbud library. Thanks to Stefan Nickl and Fabien Wernli for their patches.
  • MySQL plugin: The notification about a newly running MySQL slave thread has been fixed. Thanks to Joaquín Cuenca Abela for the patch.
  • SNMP plugin: A build issue has been fixed (C99 mixed declaration). The end-of-tree check has been improved by Pierre-Yves Ritschard.
  • Threshold plugin: Handling of the Interesting configuration option has been fixed. Thanks to Björn for the patch.
  • Write Riemann plugin: A memory leak has been fixed. Thanks to Dave Cottlehuber for reporting it.

Release 5.3.2

Work in progress

  • Build system: Numerous fixes. Thanks to Bjørn Nordbø, Jim Radford, KOMEDA Shinji, Lauri Tirkkonen, Manuel Luis Sanmartin Rozada, Marc Fournier, Rainer Müller, Yoga Ramalingam and Yves Mettier for their patches.