Pete Wirfs

How to detect a crashed WP service (V9)

Discussion created by Pete Wirfs on Dec 30, 2014
Latest reply on Aug 10, 2015 by Pete Wirfs
I know this has been discussed before, but I've had difficulty finding those discussions.

We've had some WP services crash now and again for database deadlock issues which we are working on.  But in the mean time we would like an automated way to detect and alert us when a WP service stops.  Even a message in the message table (meld) would be useful, but there are none that I have found.   Currently we are manually checking the WP's several times a day.  What do others do?

I'm considering writing something to scrape the WP log files periodically to check for the deadlock messages.  There are no "WP IS ENDING" messages in the logs though, so it would only be a partial solution as it would only detect one type of WP failure.