'snmpwalk' command produces "truncating integer value > 32 bits" error in /var/log/messages

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  • Running snmpwalk ( snmpwalk -Os -c <community> -v 1 localhost hrstorageused )  on huge filesystems ( for example  20TB GFS filesystem ) , snmp throws 'truncating integer value > 32 bits' in /var/log/messages.

  • Running snmpwalk ( snmpwalk -v 1 -c public <snmpdserver> IP-MIB::ipInReceives) on Network interfaces with huge amount  of (bigger than 32bit MAXINT) IP:InReceives, InDelivers, OutRequests, Tcp:InSegs and OutSegs in /proc/net/snmp produces  truncating integer value > 32 bits error  in logs.

Above commands throws the following in /var/log/messages :

snmpd[28968]: truncating integer value > 32 bits


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4 64 bit
  • net-snmp-

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