[erlang-questions] Monitoring

Steve Vinoski <>
Sun Sep 15 16:31:03 CEST 2013


On Sun, Sep 15, 2013 at 9:44 AM, Lee Sylvester <>wrote:

> Hey guys,
>
> So, I want to monitor my Erlang apps.  Currently, I'm using Monit to
> monitor my other (non-Erlang) apps.  Can I hook Monit up to monitor my
> Erlang apps, too?  If so, what is the best to get the PID of the running
> Erlang app, so I can monitor it?  I've tried to do this with a service
> script, but querying $! reveals nothing and there are just too many apps
> supporting my Erlang app to keep track of.  If Monit is NOT the best
> option, then what is?
>

Perhaps you can write the output of os:getpid() somewhere for your
monitoring tool to find it?

http://erlang.org/doc/man/os.html#getpid-0

--steve
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