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Re: A tor error message prior to crash


On Wed, May 13, 2009 at 03:23:23PM +0200, Ruben Garcia wrote:

>I've been using
>while [[1]]; do restart software; sleep 60; done
>for programs with memory leaks or other stability problems (not for tor,
>since it works fine for me).
>Of course, that means connections will die every few hours, but
>persistent connections will only hit your node every now and then.

>If you are not babysitting the node anyway, a downtime of a couple
>minutes every now and then won't hurt you.

>P.S. I'm not very sure about the bash syntax, so check it if you find it

while true; do
	sleep 3600

would repeat foo every 1h.

But then, you could instead enter foo in an appropriate crontab.

That's what I did:

* * * * * /usr/local/sbin/tor-check

in root's crontab

# cat /usr/local/sbin/tor-check 
#! /bin/sh
pgrep -x tor >/dev/null || /etc/init.d/tor start

(Linux specific; pgrep is already available on some other systems, too,
but then starting tor would be done a bit differently.)

Kind regards,