Pid file for rabbitmq and couchdb


#1

Ohai Shefs,

The rabbitmq docs indicate that rabbit would create a pid file as
controlled by the RABBITMQ_PID_FILE environment variable, however on
inspection there is no reason that the init.d/rabbitmq-server script
does that… Presumably something to do with how the service is started
in rabbit-multi mode…?

Any suggestion on how to get rabbit or couchdb to use a pid file, so
they can be monitored by monit?

Thanks
Tom

"A suitable pid file is created by the rabbitmq-server script. By
default this is located in the Mnesia directory. Modify the
RABBITMQ_PID_FILE environment variable to change the location. "
http://www.rabbitmq.com/man/rabbitmqctl.1.man.html


#2

On 25/01/12 19:25, Tom H wrote:

Ohai Shefs,

The rabbitmq docs indicate that rabbit would create a pid file as
controlled by the RABBITMQ_PID_FILE environment variable, however on
inspection there is no reason that the init.d/rabbitmq-server script
does that… Presumably something to do with how the service is
started in rabbit-multi mode…?

Any suggestion on how to get rabbit or couchdb to use a pid file, so
they can be monitored by monit?

For rabbit, it looks like the /etc/rc.d/init.d/rabbitmq-server elects
not to create a pid file because the script is using the command for
clustered rabbitmq ie rabbitmq-multi and could potentially have a bunch
of pids to write out.

As the NODE_COUNT is hard coded to 1, its possible to put in some
commands to force a pid file if you need it. Attached is a diff file
adding a couple of lines to the init script shipped with CentOS 5.7 epel
package to add a pid file at the default location.

Regards,
Tom

— /var/cache/systemstate/etc/rc.d/init.d/rabbitmq-server 2011-01-15
15:54:04.000000000 -0800
+++ /etc/rc.d/init.d/rabbitmq-server 2012-01-25 12:08:44.000000000 -0800
@@ -35,6 +34,8 @@
. $DEFAULTS_FILE
fi

+pidfile=${PID_FILE-/var/run/rabbitmq/pid}
+
RETVAL=0
set -e

@@ -45,6 +46,8 @@
0)
echo SUCCESS
[ -n “$LOCK_FILE” ] && touch $LOCK_FILE

  •    #hmm, bit of a hack really.
    
  •    $DAEMON status | grep Pid | egrep -o "Pid .*:" | egrep -o 
    

“[0-9]+” > pidfile RETVAL=0 ;; 1) @@ -67,11 +70,13 @@ RETVAL=?
if [ $RETVAL = 0 ] ; then
[ -n “$LOCK_FILE” ] && rm -rf $LOCK_FILE

  •        ##hack for monit
    
  •        [ -n "$pidfile" ] && rm -f $pidfile
        else
            echo FAILED - check ${INIT_LOG_DIR}/shutdown_log, _err
        fi
    else
    
  •    echo No nodes running
    
  •    echo No nodes running
        RETVAL=0
    fi
    set -e