Process Watchdog Daemon

Byron Clark byron at
Wed Jan 2 23:07:40 MST 2008

On Wed, Jan 02, 2008 at 10:42:01PM -0700, Dave Smith wrote:
> I am looking for a watchdog daemon that monitors individual processes 
> (given a pid file for each one), and restarts one if its pid is found to 
> not be running. This is different than the typical watchdog, which would 
> reboot the entire computer if a problem were found. Does this exist? I 
> would also like for it to quit watchdogging a process if it continually 
> crashes (i.e., if it is restarted N times in M seconds), or at least 
> slow down on the restart interval. Any ideas?

No idea if it's any good, but you may want to take a look at ps-watcher

Byron Clark
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