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- Subject: Re: Watching processes?
- From: Anatol Pomozov <anatol.pomozov@...>
- Date: Mon, 7 Feb 2011 09:12:21 -0800
>From the description you gave (the "ps ax" thing) you want something
like "process monitoring tool". The most widely used one is monit ,
in Ruby world another tool called God  is quite popular.
> This is wisdom. Strace is your tool.
strace shows what syscalls are called by a process, it will not tell
when the process dies. Despite the fact that ptrace/strace have
platform-specific implementations, they might be very useful for a
developer. I recommend to read article  on this topic.