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Old 12-08-2011
Script to restart a process

I have written a script which checks for a file if that is being updated or not. If the files is not being updated then it will restart the process.


DATE=`date +%Y%m%d%H%M%S`
INCEPT=`ls -l $LOG_FILE |awk '{print $5}'`
PROC=`xms show pr |grep -i INTERCEPT |awk '{print $1}' |grep $(hostname)`

if [ $INCEPT -gt 0 ]; then
    echo " log files are working fine !!! "

sleep 30

if [ $INCEPT -gt 0 ]; then
    echo " log files are working fine !!! "
    echo " log files are not working, Please Check immeiately "

printf "*****  XMP Application Alert System  *****\n\nHost: `hostname` \n\nHost_Address: \n\nInfo: Interceptor Freezed \n\nDATE:`date` \n\n" | /bin/mail -s "Host `hostname` --INTERCEPT MANAGER is freezed, Restarting...Please Check Immeiately "

then #restart interceptor process

`xms restart proc $PROC`


This script works fine, but i have a concern here.
LOG_FILE=/var/xmp/log/XMP_* --> Here there may be 2 fils, and i wish to check the latest file by time.

How do i get this?

# 2  
Old 12-08-2011

you need to change the below statement

INCEPT=`ls -l $LOG_FILE |awk '{print $5}'`


INCEPT=`ls -ltr $LOG_FILE | tail -1 | awk '{print $5}'`

This will give you the latest updated/created file by time.

Last edited by Kesavan; 12-08-2011 at 03:38 AM.. Reason: Code Tags
# 3  
Old 12-09-2011
Thanks. That worked.


---------- Post updated 12-09-11 at 09:39 AM ---------- Previous update was 12-08-11 at 12:16 PM ----------


In my above script it sends a mail alert if the process is restarted. And the same works perfectly fine. I need a small modication in the script as mentioned below

In my current live systems it anyways sends a snmp alert if a process is restarted.

Can we integrate the same logic in this script? i mean it should send an snmp alert if the process is restarted through script.

Thanks in advance.

# 4  
Old 12-10-2011
I might be wrong but I see a flaw in your contrôl.

Your contrôl is based on this check :
if [ $INCEPT -gt 0 ]

$INCEPT being the value of your watched log_file. What happens if the process who feeds your log file crashs? Or if the application fucks up and don't have anything else to feed to your log_file?

Your log file will still be greater than 0 and your script won't detect it.

I was thinking of a similar script for work with the same check on a log file (ls -lrt | awk '{print $5}' )
but instead of checking the current value, I compare the new value to the previous one (just by redirecting old value to random file > old_value) and if it's equal to the previous value => restart.

Something like this

NEW_VALUE=`ls -lrt $LOG_FILE |awk '{print $5}'`
OLD_VALUE=$(cat /filesystem/scripts/old_value)

          echo "bla bla, not working"
          # restart process
          echo "Log check ok, incrementing"
          $NEW_VALUE > "/filesystem/scripts/old_value"

Might need a little tweaking or add a count so that it only restarts the process after 2 failed checks or something.

Just an idea anyway.

Last edited by Sekullos; 12-10-2011 at 08:55 AM..
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