Symbiosis: Symbiosis monit failure emails in Stretch
The symbiosis-monit script will return an exit code of 75 for a few reasons: if it's been disabled, if the machine is still booting, if the load is higher than the number of CPU cores, or if dpkg is running:
root@jessie:~# grep -c processor /proc/cpuinfo root@jessie:~# cat /proc/loadavg 4.00 4.00 3.87 5/130 5696 root@jessie:~# /usr/sbin/symbiosis-monit -t email /etc/symbiosis/monit.d -a root@jessie:~# echo $? 75
In Symbiosis Stretch, this will be printed to syslog:
upgrade2 systemd: symbiosis-monit.service: Main process exited, code=exited, status=75/n/a upgrade2 systemd: symbiosis-monit.service: Unit entered failed state. upgrade2 systemd: symbiosis-monit.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'.
And also as an email:
Subject: Symbiosis monitor detected service failure root : TTY=unknown ; PWD=/ ; USER=nobody ; COMMAND=/usr/bin/tee /var/tmp/symbiosis-monit.cursor pam_unix(sudo:session): session opened for user nobody by (uid=0) Started Symbiosis monitor. symbiosis-monit.service: Main process exited, code=exited, status=75/n/a symbiosis-monit.service: Unit entered failed state. symbiosis-monit.service: Triggering OnFailure= dependencies. symbiosis-monit.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'.
Server load will frequently rise above the number of CPU cores on busy servers, generating a large amount of emails. Printing to syslog is useful if there are problems with the
symbiosis-monit service itself, but we should probably only send a failure email when an individual test has failed (e.g.
apache2), rather than the entire service.