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Daemontools: To Ensure That Your Processes Are Always Running

Oct 25, 2012, 15:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Aditya Patawari)

In production environment, it is often required to restart the process if it dies. Not doing so fast enough may result in user facing downtime which can impact the business, hence automation of this job is critical to reduce response time. There are several tools which do similar jobs like Daemontools, Supervisor, bash scripts, Monit etc. We are going to talk about Daemontools since it is very light, implements basic feature set and allows you to do more over its standard commands. It is written by D. J. Bernstein, the creator of djbdns and several awesome tools.

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