[rabbitmq-discuss] /var/lib/rabbitmq/pids

David Wragg david at rabbitmq.com
Tue Jul 5 13:44:06 BST 2011

Ronen <narkisr at gmail.com> writes:
> Hey fellow rabbitmq users, Im setting up a rabbitmq server on Redhat
> using version 2.5.0,
> Id like to monitor the rabbitmq process using monit which requires a
> pid file, looking trough web posts they mention the  /var/lib/rabbitmq/
> pids as the source for the pid file however this folder doesn't
> exits.
> Any idea how to provide a pid file for monit without the pids folder?

Do something like:

    setsid sh -c 'echo $$ >$PIDFILE ; exec rabbitmq-server </dev/null >$RABBITMQ_LOG_BASE/rabbitmq_startup_log 2>&1' &
    rabbitmqctl wait >/dev/null 2>&1


David Wragg
Staff Engineer, RabbitMQ
VMware, Inc.

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