On Jan 11, 2008 7:19 AM, Derek Ragona <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > > At 01:43 AM 1/11/2008, Derrick Ryalls wrote: > > On Jan 10, 2008 3:52 PM, Kurt Buff <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > > > On Jan 10, 2008 3:14 PM, Bob Johnson <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > > On 1/10/08, Derrick Ryalls <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > > > > > > > > > > Perhaps I need to re-evaluate my line of thinking. Light sometime > > > > flicker, but power almost never goes out. When it does it is either > > > > back on in less than 1 minute, or out for hours. If the UPS detects > > > > critical correctly and gives me at least a minute before death, then > > > > that should be plenty of time for the system to auto-shutdown. Guess > > > > I will have to do some experimentation tonight. > > > > > > While you experiment, keep in mind the following sequence of events: > > > > > > -- Power fails > > > -- UPS signals low battery > > > -- System shuts down > > > -- Power returns before UPS shuts itself down > > > --> System never reboots, because it never lost power. > > > > > > Getting around this is the tricky part. I haven't used NUT in about > > > seven years, but back then the recommendation was to shut down to > > > single user mode and run a script that delayed for some time longer > > > than the remaining battery life of the UPS, then rebooted the system. > > > There didn't seem to be an easy hook for running a script after > > > shutting down to single user mode (maybe there is now). > > > > > > I haven't looked at NUT recently, but I expect the various flags that > > > you are supposed to test are another way around this problem. > > > > Trying to test out the scripts, I ran into a road block. I see that > upsmon is working and detecting the events I wanted to detect from > these sorts of entries in /var/log/messages: > > Jan 10 23:28:57 frodo upsmon: UPS [EMAIL PROTECTED] on line power > > Plus a similar message for going to battery power. However, the > notify executable is having issues and is dumping dozens of lines like > this in /var/log/messages: > > Jan 10 23:28:09 frodo kernel: pid 81029 (upssched), uid 1005: exited > on signal 11 > Jan 10 23:28:09 frodo kernel: pid 81031 (upssched), uid 1005: exited > on signal 11 > Jan 10 23:28:10 frodo kernel: pid 81032 (upssched), uid 1005: exited > on signal 11 > Jan 10 23:28:10 frodo kernel: pid 81033 (upssched), uid 1005: exited > on signal 11 > Jan 10 23:28:11 frodo kernel: pid 81034 (upssched), uid 1005: exited > on signal 11 > Jan 10 23:28:11 frodo kernel: pid 81035 (upssched), uid 1005: exited > on signal 11 > > I tried giving the user the user in question (nutmon) a shell of > /bin/sh instead of /sbin/nologin but that didn't help. Any clues on > how to fix this? Executing upssched from the command line it tells me > not to execute directly (similar to what the man page states), and > manually executing the upsched-cmd shell script does work and the > script itself uses full paths for commands. > > What is in your notify command? > > I set my NOTIFYCMD in upsmon.conf to a simple shell script I created to > send the message via sendmail, here is my script if that helps: > > ============================================ > #!/usr/local/bin/ksh > #set -x > SENDMAIL=/usr/sbin/sendmail > MAIL=/usr/bin/mail > HOSTNAME=/bin/hostname > > MYHOSTNAME=`$HOSTNAME -s` > > echo $* | $MAIL -s "UPS Alert from $MYHOSTNAME" > [EMAIL PROTECTED] > > ================================================ > > -Derek >
I was previously pointing it at the provided upssched process which is supposed to handle timers and such and fire off upsshed-cmd which is a provided shell script that I had modified. This is the 'documented' way of doing it and gives the extra benefit of being able to add timers so if the power goes out for 3 seconds, I won't be notified. Using your script directly did work for lost/gained power events so I guess I can go that route. I won't be able to do timers or anything, but I will at least be notified when the power goes out. I'll be checking the safe power down this weekend. Thanks. _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"