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A shell script to check on Apache
Authored by: Tomnibus on Jan 08, '05 02:39:12AM

I don't know if you will get this comment but I have looked hi and low across the internet on how to get watchdog to check apache.

I put it in my script and I get this:
[code]2005-01-08 02:26:56 EST Started child "/usr/sbin/apachectl" as pid 18941.
2005-01-08 02:26:56 EST Reaped child process 18941 ("/usr/sbin/apachectl"); quit with exit status 0.
2005-01-08 02:26:56 EST Process "/usr/sbin/apachectl" respawning too rapidly![/code]

Why? Well, I looked online for that error and someone who put it into their inittab had the same problem and a response came:
Apache is not supposed to run from init. It runs as a daemon, ie.
it forks a child and the parent exits; init thinks it keeps dying
so it keeps trying to restart it.

So, essentially watchdog cannot watch apache.

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