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Not the way I would hav dependents work

From: Chris Lopeman
Subject: Not the way I would hav dependents work
Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2005 17:48:32 -0600
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Hi All,

I know I have been talk a lot about what I think is wrong with Monit.
Please don't take any of this the wrong way.  I am just trying to help
make it a better product.

SO I recently discovered that during a restart a dependent process will
restart at the  same time as the parent process.  Basically speaking the
 parent start and in less than a second (I believe before the parent
script even completes), the dependent's start script is run.  If these
are being forked off it is even possible for the dependent script to
actually complete execution before the Parent has really started
execution.  Anyway, seems to me that dependent should mean dependent.
Monit should check or start dependent processes unless what they depend
on is all good (running and responding).  Instead Monit attempts to run
and monitor these processes, basically setting itself for failure and



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