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Re: dead process seen as running

From: Whit Blauvelt
Subject: Re: dead process seen as running
Date: Mon, 2 Feb 2004 13:38:27 -0500
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.4i

As a workaround, you could code an expect sequence to make sure it's really
the process you want (if it's a process that offers a tcp connection) - or
if it's a service monit already has a test for, just use that test.


On Mon, Feb 02, 2004 at 06:15:45PM +0000, . zist wrote:

> When monit monitors a process, it relies on the pid number of the process
> (found in a pid file) to check if it's alive. If the monitored process
> dies and another (non related) process reuses the pid before monit
> rechecks all process, monit wil think that the monitored process is still
> running while is it not. Is there a way to prevent this problem (problem
> which occurs in real life for me) ? Is there a workaround ? what would be
> the best way to code this if necessary ?

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