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Re: PID file and restart only if not running for 2 cycles?

From: Martin Pala
Subject: Re: PID file and restart only if not running for 2 cycles?
Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2011 15:21:22 +0100


the config which you showed bellow is possible, it requires Monit 5.2 or newer 
(latest is 5.2.4).

The safe way is to disable monitoring during upgrade:

1.) monit unmonitor sphinx_searchd_myapp
2.) <perform upgrade>
3.) monit monitor sphinx_searchd_myap


On Feb 23, 2011, at 2:54 PM, Raphael Bauduin wrote:

> Hi,
> I have a web application running sphinx, which is monitored by monit.
> When deploying a new version of the app, we stop sphinx, deploy the
> new code and restart sphinx.
> Sometimes monit restarts sphinx during the deployment of the new code,
> and when the deploy procedure wants to start sphinx, it complains it's
> already running. To solve this, I would like to tell monit to restart
> sphinx only if it is not running for 2 cycles. I have not found a way
> to do that (I've seen example when testing services by trying to
> connect to the tcp port eg, but not for plain pid checks). Here's the
> kind of config I'd like to use (though this is not recognised by
> monit):
> check process sphinx_searchd_myapp
>  with pidfile /var/run/sphinx/
>  if does not exist 5 cycles then restart
> Is this kind of config possible with "check process with pidfile"?
> Thanks
> raph
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