[Nagiosplug-help] Checking Perl Script w/ check_procs on Free BSD

Voon, Ton Ton.Voon at egg.com
Wed Jul 2 00:12:02 CEST 2003


Which version of check_procs are you using? I think there have been changes
to the FreeBSD ps command used precisely because of this problem. I'd
suggest trying either the r1_3_0 snapshot or the HEAD snapshot at
http://nagiosplug.sf.net/snapshot. Please run with -v -v -v to list verbose


> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Matt Barton [SMTP:matt at webexc.com]
> Sent:	Tuesday, July 01, 2003 11:06 PM
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> Subject:	[Nagiosplug-help] Checking Perl Script w/ check_procs on
> FreeBSD
> Hello
> I am having difficulty monitoring a Perl script on a FreeBSD 4.8-STABLE
> system using check_procs.  The script is started at system boot time and
> runs in the background handling our POP-Before-SMTP functionality.
> In "ps ax" it shows up as te following.
> 87568  p0- S      0:25.50 /usr/bin/perl /usr/local/sbin/poprelayd -d
> But when check_procs runs "ps waxco 'state uid ppid command command'", it
> shows up as this.
> S        0     1 perl             perl
> I would really like to monitor the specific process of Perl running the
> poprelayd script, especially since I have more than one background process
> of Perl running.
> How have others worked around this problem?
> Thank you in advance.
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