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Process monitor

'psmon' is a script which runs as a stand-alone program or a fully functional background daemon, capable of logging to syslog with customizable email notification facilities. The user defines a set of rules in a configuration file. These rules describe what processes should always be running on the system, and any limitations on concurrent instances, TTL, and maximum CPU/memory usage of processes. 'psmon' scans the UNIX process table and, using rules defined in the config file, respawns any dead processes, and slays or "deals with" any aggressive or illegal processes.



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Janet Casey

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25 March 2003

Leaders and contributors

Nicola Worthington Maintainer

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Savannah (Ref)

Software prerequisites

Required to useProc_ProcessTable
Weak prerequisiteUnix_Syslog
Required to useConfig_General
Weak prerequisiteNet_SMTP
Required to usePerl 5.005_03


"Savannah (Ref)" is not in the list (General, Help, Bug Tracking, Support, Developer) of allowed values for the "Resource audience" property.

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