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Hello, I have a system running RedHat 9 with kernel 2.4.20.
I have a program that I need to be running all the time. So I have a script that checks to see if that program is running and if it is not, it starts it. I then have a cron job that runs this script every 2 minutes.
My problem is that whenever the program is started via the cron job, it creates a defunct process as well as a process for sendmail.
However if I call the script manually it starts just the program, which is what I want.
The script is called "checkgame"
Below is a sample output of ps -ef
I only need the linuxjampded program to be running.
The checkgame script in turn calls a script called rungame which runs the /home/ja5/game/linuxjampded file. But it runs it with nohup.
nohup /home/ja5/game/linuxjampded &
Does anyone have any ideas that might help?
I have a program that I need to be running all the time.
First make sure the app doesn't break due to configuration errors, network being down or other reasons. Then you got two choices: running the app out of init, or Google/Freshmeat for an app called "monit".