It's alive! Well sorta.

S. Dale Morrey sdalemorrey at
Sat Dec 7 02:18:03 MST 2013

I've got a system I'm in charge of that uses a standard init script. i.e.
/etc/init.d/mydeamon start

The problem is the daemon can randomly crash and because it's a signed
binary I can't just fix the problem and recompile.

The thing MUST stay running.  I was thinking about using a Nagios solution
but that seems like overkill.

Is there someway to check if the process is running with cron?  I was
thinking I could just do a restart once an hour, but it seems there should
just be a way to check the pid to see if it's running instead of a full


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