[App_rpt-users] Dial Watchdog Function

Kenneth Grimard n1dot1 at gmail.com
Sat Dec 12 14:04:55 EST 2015


the crash is caused when accessing the the remote base node
using the asterisk manager interface via allmon2
by the way.

ken n1dot

On 12/12/2015 2:02 PM, Steve Zingman wrote:
> Ken,
> I now better understand. I'll work on something that will solve the 
> restart from crash.
> I will also look into what is causing the crash since I also have a 
> 706 as a remote base.
>
> Thanks, Steve
>
> On 12/12/2015 01:50 PM, Kenneth Grimard wrote:
>> hi steve
>>
>> the main issue steve is not the fact that
>> service asterisk restart does not work.
>>
>> but the main issue is that if asterisk crashes for any reason
>> it will not restart itself. because of this i also can not use
>> cop,1 cop command which is asterisk restart.
>>
>> cop,1 will cause asterisk to exit for restart but asterisk will
>> not restart via a watchdog script.
>>
>> safe_asterisk used to do this very nicely but it has been eliminated.
>> and you only use the asterisk service script under systemd.
>>
>> yes the version of the asterisk service script i have here from the
>> dial build from about 4 to 5 weeks ago the
>> service asterisk restart does not work.
>>
>> it force's me to use service asterisk stop to remove the
>> asterisk.ctl file from the /var/run and the
>> the service asterisk start will then work allowing asterisk
>> to be restarted proprely.
>>
>> I also have a node setup for remote base mode using an
>> ic-706mkiig and sometimes that will cause a crash with it.
>> when asterisk is accessed via an allmon2 dashboard.
>>
>> I have had to take the remote base node off of the
>> allmon2 page to stop this crashing.
>>
>> it will do it every time too.
>> that is something with the old remote base code
>> with in app_rpt.c too which has never been fixed.
>>
>> this is why the asterisk auto restart on crash would be very nice
>>
>> where can i find a new or updated asterisk service script.
>>
>> can i get it from the rpi2 dial image and put in the
>> dial x86 build with out having to re-install
>> dial x86 image?
>>
>> otherwise for the most part asterisk under dial has been
>> fairly stable. but i can make it crash under certain conditions
>> which i try to avoid. like using allmon2 to access
>> the remote base node via the asterisk manager
>> interface.
>>
>> ken n1dot
>>
>>
>>
>> On 12/12/2015 1:01 PM, Steve Zingman wrote:
>>> Ken,
>>> As I posted below I could not recreate your issue. is there anything 
>>> I'm missing?
>>>
>>> 73, Steve
>>>
>>> root at repeater:~# asterisk -r
>>> Asterisk 1519, Copyright (C) 1999 - 2008 Digium, Inc. and others.
>>> Created by Mark Spencer <markster at digium.com>
>>> Asterisk comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY; type 'core show 
>>> warranty' for details.
>>> This is free software, with components licensed under the GNU 
>>> General Public
>>> License version 2 and other licenses; you are welcome to 
>>> redistribute it under
>>> certain conditions. Type 'core show license' for details.
>>> =========================================================================
>>> Connected to Asterisk 1519 currently running on repeater (pid = 4407)
>>> repeater*CLI> rpt cmd 2150 cop 1 2150
>>> repeater*CLI> Killed
>>>
>>> root at repeater:~# service asterisk restart
>>> root at repeater:~# asterisk -r
>>> Asterisk 1519, Copyright (C) 1999 - 2008 Digium, Inc. and others.
>>> Created by Mark Spencer <markster at digium.com>
>>> Asterisk comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY; type 'core show 
>>> warranty' for details.
>>> This is free software, with components licensed under the GNU 
>>> General Public
>>> License version 2 and other licenses; you are welcome to 
>>> redistribute it under
>>> certain conditions. Type 'core show license' for details.
>>> =========================================================================
>>> Connected to Asterisk 1519 currently running on repeater (pid = 4462)
>>> repeater*CLI>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On 12/12/2015 11:50 AM, Kenneth Grimard wrote:
>>>> I download the dial release and installed it just after is first 
>>>> came out
>>>> that was about 4 weeks ago.
>>>>
>>>> now if asterisk crash for any reason or if you use the cop,1 cop 
>>>> command
>>>> it will not restart is self at all. you have to go into an ssh 
>>>> shell and issue a
>>>> service asterisk stop then a service asterisk start.
>>>>
>>>> the service asterisk restart does not work for me on the x86 release.
>>>>
>>>> there seems to be no way for asterisk to restart itself after a crash
>>>> or after using the cop,1 cop command.
>>>>
>>>> has there been any updates to the asterisk service command
>>>> for systemd to fix this?
>>>>
>>>> ken n1dot
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On 12/12/2015 7:16 AM, Steve Zingman wrote:
>>>>> Neil,
>>>>> I misread your message last night.
>>>>> I just tested service asterisk restart on DIAL x86 restarts a dead 
>>>>> asterisk. See below.
>>>>>
>>>>> root at repeater:/etc/init.d# ps ax | grep asterisk
>>>>>  1081 ?        Ssl    0:01 /usr/sbin/asterisk
>>>>>  1117 pts/0    S+     0:00 grep asterisk
>>>>>
>>>>> root at repeater:/etc/init.d# kill -9 1081
>>>>>
>>>>> root at repeater:/etc/init.d# ps ax | grep asterisk
>>>>>  1125 pts/0    S+     0:00 grep asterisk
>>>>>
>>>>> root at repeater:/etc/init.d# asterisk -r
>>>>> Asterisk 1519, Copyright (C) 1999 - 2008 Digium, Inc. and others.
>>>>> Created by Mark Spencer <markster at digium.com>
>>>>> Asterisk comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY; type 'core show 
>>>>> warranty' for details.
>>>>> This is free software, with components licensed under the GNU 
>>>>> General Public
>>>>> License version 2 and other licenses; you are welcome to 
>>>>> redistribute it under
>>>>> certain conditions. Type 'core show license' for details.
>>>>> =========================================================================
>>>>> Unable to connect to remote asterisk (does /var/run/asterisk.ctl 
>>>>> exist?)
>>>>>
>>>>> root at repeater:/etc/init.d# service asterisk restart
>>>>>
>>>>> root at repeater:/etc/init.d# ps ax | grep asterisk
>>>>>  1143 ?        Ssl    0:00 /usr/sbin/asterisk
>>>>>  1171 pts/0    S+     0:00 grep asterisk
>>>>>
>>>>> root at repeater:/etc/init.d# asterisk -r
>>>>> Asterisk 1519, Copyright (C) 1999 - 2008 Digium, Inc. and others.
>>>>> Created by Mark Spencer <markster at digium.com>
>>>>> Asterisk comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY; type 'core show 
>>>>> warranty' for details.
>>>>> This is free software, with components licensed under the GNU 
>>>>> General Public
>>>>> License version 2 and other licenses; you are welcome to 
>>>>> redistribute it under
>>>>> certain conditions. Type 'core show license' for details.
>>>>> =========================================================================
>>>>> Connected to Asterisk 1519 currently running on repeater (pid = 1143)
>>>>> repeater*CLI>
>>>>>
>>>>> 73, Steve N4IRS
>>>>>
>>>>> On 12/12/2015 12:44 AM, Neil k8it wrote:
>>>>>> Steve
>>>>>> I have been evaluating Dial on a Linux PC
>>>>>> Observations
>>>>>> 1. When asterisk crashes, there is no restart or watchdog
>>>>>> 2.this makes debugging very difficult
>>>>>> 3.asterisk service mode restart does not seem to work
>>>>>> 4. in this mode remote SSH to restart is not possible
>>>>>> Do you have any fixes planned?
>>>>>> Thanks
>>>>>> 73 Neil Sablatzky  K8IT
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