[hobbit] hobbit.sh not stopping server correctly

jef.jagers at thomsonreuters.com jef.jagers at thomsonreuters.com
Tue Aug 18 14:58:21 CEST 2009

Hi Buchan,

Just a stuppid question.
But have you stopped and the hobbit server and the hobbit client on that machine or only the server?

Jef Jagers
Systems Engineer
Thomson CompuMark

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-----Original Message-----
From: j.sansford at ntlworld.com [mailto:j.sansford at ntlworld.com] 
Sent: dinsdag, augustus 18, 2009 13:25
To: hobbit at hswn.dk
Subject: Re: [hobbit] hobbit.sh not stopping server correctly

Hi Buchan,

Apologies, I'll explain it in more detail. We are running on Solaris 10 and trying to configure Xymon as an SMF service (which essentially uses stop/start scripts). The stop script is basically:

kill -TERM `cat /export/home/hobbit/logs/hobbitlaunch.pid`

Where hobbitlaunch.pid is the PID of the hobbitlaunch process. When running this command we are left with many stray processes, not just a vmstat. For example:

/usr/local/bin/ssh -l root sysstat -m -c1 290
sh -c (/usr/local/bin/ssh -l root sysstat -x -c1 290 >/export/home/hob

Doing a bit more digging it seems these are related to an ext/netapp monitor perl script. Taking this out leaves less processes (although I don't want to leave it out forever so I'll have to do a bit of digging around to find out how to kill these gracefully) however because the iostats do not finish the SMF reports a failure rather than a disable when I try to stop the monitor. This means the SMF can't restart the bbserver if it ever crashes. 

----- Original Message -----
From: "Buchan Milne" <bgmilne at staff.telkomsa.net>
To: <hobbit at hswn.dk>
Cc: <j.sansford at ntlworld.com>
Sent: Monday, August 17, 2009 3:52 PM
Subject: Re: [hobbit] hobbit.sh not stopping server correctly

> On Monday, 17 August 2009 11:04:36 j.sansford at ntlworld.com wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I think I have an issue with 4.2.3 where the hobbit.sh is not stopping the
>> server correctly. Running "./hobbit.sh stop" doesn't stop all the hobbit
>> processes
> Which processes remain? A vmstat running as the hobbit / xymon user?
>> and so I can't install this as a service currently. Could anyone
>> help me to debug why this is happening? I'm not really sure where to go
>> from here.
> It's a bit difficult with no information. A stray vmstat process after stopping
> xymon is expected, and using the example init scripts provided in the debian
> or rpm directories works on many distros ...
> Regards,
> Buchan
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