On Feb 7, 2008, at 9:27 AM, Daniel Lopez wrote:

> Would then be the recommended way to work to set all watchdog ports on
> all resin.conf files to be the same one? I'm thinking that might be
> causing some of the issues as "side effect".

It currently defaults to use the same one.  I'm not sure I understand.

> I understand the reason to use a well-known port, but sometimes the
> instances stop responding due to some application misbehaving (in our
> case, usually a DB breaks connections the wrong way and ends up
> blocking the JVM) and that's the time to kill the process manually. We
> have some scripts to check the status of the OS processes as sometimes
> the applications themselves, as bad patients, are not reliable on
> answering about their status :). Having an option to hard-kill
> instances have been proven very useful through the years, with this or
> any long lived processes. It's not an issue specific to Resin or any
> other server.

I'm adding hard-kill as another bug report.

> My only issue was the watchdog process reporting instances to be up
> when they were not, as this woud mean it would not startup the new
> instance. So thanks for creating the bug reports, I'll keep an eyem on
> them to upgrade again.

I'll check the logic on the keepalive.

-- Scott
> S!
> D.
>>> So my question would be... is there any configuration setting I can
>>> use
>>> with 3.1 to have several instances totally independent, so I can
>>> start/stop/kill one of them without affecting the rest?  
>>> Unfortunately,
>>> sharing ONE resin.conf file is not an option and using ONE  
>>> instance is
>>> not an option as well.
>> That's the purpose of the watchdog-port.  The start/stop program  
>> needs
>> a well-known port so it can tell the instance to shut down.  The old
>> 3.0 method used pid files to handle the same situation.
>> -- Scott
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