[Nagiosplug-devel] Status flags supported by check_procs

Jochen Bern Jochen.Bern at LINworks.de
Tue Mar 19 12:44:20 CET 2013

On 19.03.2013 12:20, Mauro wrote:
> My idea was to use the following command, by checking the "s" status flag
> from ps.
> /usr/lib64/nagios/plugins/check_procs -C schedule_cron -sSs
> This doesn't work, as check_procs doesn't seem to be checking the "s" flag.
> With the -vv option to check_procs, I can see that the ps command used is:
> CMD: /bin/ps -eo '*s* uid pid ppid vsz rss pcpu etime comm args'
> Instead of the "s" column, "stat" would do the job I need.
> I wonder if it would be possible to change the default format from s to
> stat, or to not alter an existing behaviour, provide an option -o or
> similar for users customisations.

You didn't mention where you got your check_procs from. When installing
from sources, the "ps" command to use is usually determined
automatically during the "./configure", but things can also be
manipulated with the "--with-ps-..." options; see the output of
"./configure --help".

Note that incompatibilities between "ps" outputs are a common occurence
when using check_procs (try matching a string waaaay into a long command
line ...), and compiling a check_procs version with a "ps" command to
match *one* specific need isn't going to help much with that, to say the

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