[OpenWrt-Devel] Ubus based service watchdog?

Philip Prindeville philipp_subx at redfish-solutions.com
Fri May 15 00:43:21 EDT 2020

> On May 13, 2020, at 11:48 AM, Michael Jones <mike at meshplusplus.com> wrote:
> I have a critical service on my OpenWRT system that needs monitoring and re-starting if it's failed.
> I've been looking for a mechanism in procd that would allow me to request that my service be terminated if it did not periodically notify some watchdog endpoint via ubus.
> It seems to me like this is not something that is currently supported by procd, and I've written my own clumsy "watchdog" wrapper program that tries to do the job.
> Are there any plans to support a feature like this in procd directly in the future?
> If there are no plans, and I were to write code for this, would OpenWRT be interested in reviewing, and then merging, patches?
> Are there other people on this list who would take advantage of this feature if it were available? If so, what functionality would you like to see?

So existing services that are launched by procd (like ISC dhcpd) would need to be patched to support this?


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