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Re: Distinguish crash vs normal restart

From: Tino Hendricks
Subject: Re: Distinguish crash vs normal restart
Date: Mon, 6 Jun 2016 10:38:00 +0200

> Am 06.06.2016 um 10:31 schrieb Ani A <address@hidden>:
>> Does the application leave a pid-file behind in case of crash? Then I would 
>> go for that.
>>> Am 03.06.2016 um 08:10 schrieb Ani A <address@hidden>:
>>> Hello,
>>> I want to run a script when Monit detects that my application has
>>> _crashed_ (not normal restart) more than 4 times in a given duration.
>>> I saw the following post which uses a temp file hack:
>>> Is this the only/preferred way? or is there a way to distinguish between 
>>> normal
>>> restart (via SysV service restart, in my case) vs crash
>>> [assert()/abort()/exit(!0)] ?
> In my case the pid file isn't written by the daemon itself, its
> created from the
> init script (sysV /etc/init.d script)
So it sounds perfect:
process not running & PID file exists => crash
process not running & PID file does not exist => clean shutdown.


Take care!


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