Following a recent upgrade of cacti from 0.8.7g to 0.8.7h i noticed a problem with the poller output. When the poller attempts to parse the output in order to generate rrdtool update command, the output is incorrectly interpreted as a hexadecimal number and the resulting update command looks like this:

11/16/2011 08:55:35 AM – POLLER: Poller[0] CACTI2RRD: /usr/bin/rrdtool update /var/lib/cacti/rra/server_520_333.rrd –template 1321433734:2.0177678937406E+118
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