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Re: swatch process always stop after a few days




--- jim martin <postfix168 yahoo com> wrote:

> 
> 
> --- Paul Howarth <paul city-fan org> wrote:
> 
> > On Thu, 2006-10-12 at 10:56 -0700, jim martin wrote:
> > > Hi.. Anyone used swatch before?  I follow the
> > > instruction to run swatch process via the following
> > > command.  It will detect the interesting entries in
> > > /var/log/messages and send email to me
> > > 
> > > /usr/bin/perl /usr/bin/swatch
> > > --config-file=/var/log/swatchrc1
> > > --tail-file=/var/log/messages &
> > > 
> > > However, I always found that the email stop sending
> > > after a few days. When I go to ps -ef , the swatch
> > > process is still listed there as below.  I just need
> > > to kill it and restart the command. The emsil will
> > > start sending again.  Why it stop ?? Anyone know ? 
> > > Any idea how to solve it?
> > > 
> > > [root watcher ~]# ps -ef | grep swatch
> > > root     31442     1  0 Oct04 ?        00:00:00
> > > /usr/bin/perl /usr/bin/swatch
> > > --config-file=/var/log/swatchrc1
> > > --tail-file=/var/log/centrallog
> > > root     31444 31442  0 Oct04 ?        00:00:00
> > > /usr/bin/perl /root/.swatch_script.31442
> > 
> > Does "after a few days" coincide with midnight or so on Saturday night
> > when the log files get rotated?
> > 
> > Paul.
> > 
> 
> 
> Sorry No.  Should I add a "nohup" in frout of the   "/usr/bin/perl /usr/bin/swatch
> --config-file=/var/log/swatchrc1 --tail-file=/var/log/messages &" to solve this issue ?  
> 
> #nohup /usr/bin/perl /usr/bin/swatch --config-file=/var/log/swatchrc1
> --tail-file=/var/log/messages &


Sorry, Paul,  you are right actually the email stop sending after the log files got rotated.  Do
you know why ?  Any solution for that ?

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