4.49.7-1 process name feature keeps adding processes

Res res at AUSICS.NET
Sat Jan 7 06:34:47 GMT 2006

On Fri, 6 Jan 2006, Michael Masse wrote:

> It appears to be a problem with check_MailScanner which I have running once 
> an hour.    It can't seem to detect that MailScanner is running, so it starts 
> up new processes.    If I do a ps axww the relavant lines are:

Run this (pid= is all on one line, change path to MailScanner if not in 

pid=`ps axww |egrep MailScanner'[:]|\['MailScanner'\]|[ ]'/opt/MailScanner/bin/MailScanner | awk '{ print $1 }'` ;  echo MailScanner running with pid $pid

if [ "x$pid" = "x" ]; then
   echo MailScanner not running
   if [ "x$1" != "x-q" ]; then
     echo MailScanner running with pid $pid

thats all the check process does
what does it print out ?

and example here is:

root at valhalla:/opt/MailScanner/bin# ./test
MailScanner running with pid 13863 26862 27237 27411 27429 28249
root at valhalla:/opt/MailScanner/bin# /etc/rc.d/rc.sendmail stop
root at valhalla:/opt/MailScanner/bin# ./test
MailScanner not running
root at valhalla:/opt/MailScanner/bin#


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