Why is there a seosd WATCHDOG in the ps output?

Document ID : KB000012107
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Question:

Why does the PIM daemon have the word AGENT, SEOSD, or WATCHDOG next to it?

 

 

Answer:

The word next to the daemon indicates that it had been restarted since a user started it with the seload command. The seagent, seosd, and seoswd daemons monitor each other and restarts a daemon should it run into a performance issue or go unresponsive. The name next to the daemon is the daemon that performed the restart. In the examples below, seosd was restarted by the watchdog (seoswd), seagent was restarted by seosd, and seoswd was restarted by the agent (seagent).

# ps -ef | grep seosd 

 

root 12345 1 0 Nov16 ? 00:00:00 /opt/CA/AccessControl/bin/seosd WATCHDOG

# ps -ef | grep seagent 

 

root 54321 1 0 Nov16 ? 00:00:00 /opt/CA/AccessControl/bin/seagent SEOSD

# ps -ef | grep seoswd 

 

root 13579 1 0 Nov16 ? 00:00:00 /opt/CA/AccessControl/bin/seoswd AGENT

Additional Information:

Depending on the system's syslog configuration, PIM will write to the file when these restarts are performed. The timestamp on the ps output can be used to check within the syslog why the daemon got restarted. If there is some confusion after consulting the syslog, please collect a support tart and open a case with support for analysis.