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Gearman collector

Monitors Gearman worker statistics. A chart is shown for each job as well as one showing a summary of all workers.

Note: Charts may show as a line graph rather than an area graph if you load Netdata with no jobs running. To change this go to "Settings" > "Which dimensions to show?" and select "All".

Plugin can obtain data from tcp socket OR unix socket.

Requirement: Socket MUST be readable by netdata user.

It produces:

  • Workers queued
  • Workers idle
  • Workers running


Edit the python.d/gearman.conf configuration file using edit-config from the Netdata config directory, which is typically at /etc/netdata.

cd /etc/netdata   # Replace this path with your Netdata config directory, if different
sudo ./edit-config python.d/gearman.conf
name : 'local'
host : 'localhost'
port : 4730

# TLS information can be provided as well
tls : no
cert : /path/to/cert
key : /path/to/key

When no configuration file is found, module tries to connect to TCP/IP socket: localhost:4730.


To troubleshoot issues with the gearman module, run the python.d.plugin with the debug option enabled. The output will give you the output of the data collection job or error messages on why the collector isn't working.

First, navigate to your plugins directory, usually they are located under /usr/libexec/netdata/plugins.d/. If that's not the case on your system, open netdata.conf and look for the setting plugins directory. Once you're in the plugin's directory, switch to the netdata user.

cd /usr/libexec/netdata/plugins.d/
sudo su -s /bin/bash netdata

Now you can manually run the gearman module in debug mode:

./python.d.plugin gearman debug trace

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