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Re: Getting out of timeout status?

From: Lawrence, Wayne
Subject: Re: Getting out of timeout status?
Date: Tue, 3 Jan 2012 15:54:28 +0000

Have you checked if the page you are requesting in your timeout command is actually available to monit as if it isnt that would maintain the timeout status.
Other than that you could add a timeout to your service start like this.
start program = "/etc/init.d/the-service start" with timeout 60 seconds
this will stop monit checking it within in this case 60 seconds of it starting up although you can vary that depending how long your service takes to start and become fully functional.

On 3 January 2012 15:29, Brice Laurencin <address@hidden> wrote:
Thanks Wayne!
That was the thing.

Still I find it strange having to tell monit to stop looking at my process so it reinitializes the process' state.

But again, thanks a lot!

On 03/01/2012 16:26, Lawrence, Wayne wrote:
Not sure i am reading your mail correctly but if my understanding is right the only email you will recieve is on timeout. As regards the timeout status have you tried unmonitoring the service and then monitoring it again?

On 3 January 2012 15:18, Brice Laurencin <address@hidden> wrote:
sorry to bother you guys with what seems to be such a stupid question...

I have a monit check so defined:

check process the-service with pidfile /var/run/the-service/
 alert address@hidden only on { timeout }
 start program = "/etc/init.d/the-service start"
 stop program = "/etc/init.d/the-service stop"
 if failed port 42 protocol http and request "/manager/admin/count" with timeout 15 seconds then restart
 if 3 restarts within 5 cycles then alert

So monit starts, launches the service, monitors it. Everything is fine.

I then proceed to kill the service a few times (using Unix kill), after every monit cycle.
I end up with this monit log:

[CET Jan  3 15:11:22] error    : 'the-service' process is not running
[CET Jan  3 15:11:55] error    : 'the-service' service restarted 3 times within 3 cycles(s) - alert
[CET Jan  3 15:11:56] error    : 'the-service' process is not running
[CET Jan  3 15:11:56] info     : 'the-service' trying to restart
[CET Jan  3 15:11:56] info     : 'the-service' start: /etc/init.d/the-service
[CET Jan  3 15:12:07] error    : 'the-service' service restarted 4 times within 4 cycles(s) - alert
[CET Jan  3 15:12:07] info     : 'the-service' process is running with pid 16488

I then receive a lonely mail, wich is quite consistent with the configuration, since I didn't ask for reminders.

What I can't get to understand is the process status, which stays as timeout:
Process 'the-service'
 status                            Timeout
 monitoring status                 monitored

Even though the process is up and running.
If I stop/start the service using monit stop/start, the process is still timeout. If I then kill the process, I have a monit log looking quite like the one above.

But this time, no mail. Could still be consistent, since the process is timeout, but the process was working for a period of time, so this should be a new timeout, and monit seems to now it because it tells me it will alert.

What do I have to do to bring the process back to running, from monit point of vue, so I can receive subsequent alerts?

Thanks for your help!

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