How rsp alarms for identical processes when using "When Down" threshold?

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Last Modified Date : 26/04/2018
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Question:
Suppose if there are 30 identical processes and monitored by rsp threshold for "when down", how rsp raises alarm when processes are down? 
Environment:
rsp 5.x
Answer:
First of all, if processes are identical in name and command line, rsp can't identify the differences because it is not monitoring process id. 
When all processes are down, rsp raises alarm for threshold "when down". Number of alarms raised are based on number of processes on 1 previous polling cycle. 

Here is the example
Example1
POLL1: 30 processes are up
POLL2: 0 processes are up
      => rsp raises 30 alarms

Ecample2
POLL1: 30 processes are up
POLL2: 1 processes are up
      =>rsp does not raise alarm for 29 down processes because there is still 1 process up. 
POLL3: 0 processes are up
      =>rsp raises 1 alarm