[olug] Automating killing a *nix process from a windows box

Christopher Cashell topher-olug at zyp.org
Tue Mar 23 16:04:08 UTC 2010

On Tue, Mar 23, 2010 at 10:41 AM, T. J. Brumfield <enderandrew at gmail.com> wrote:
> Here is the problem. We have error logs spitting out on Windows boxes
> about GoldenGate processes locking up on a Solaris box. This is a
> known bug that GoldenGate is hoping to fix in their next release. The
> Solaris team has told me these logs aren't visible from the Solaris
> boxes, despite the fact that is where GoldenGate is actually running.
> I don't exactly believe that, but I have to go off what they tell me.

How do the logs or log data get from the Solaris box to the Windows
box?  Is it directly from a GoldenGate process on the Solaris box to
some sort of GoldenGate process on the Windows box (not familiar with
GoldenGate, so no idea how it operates or what it does)?  If it is
purely within the application, then it is possible that the logs are
never hitting the local system (maybe GoldenGate could be configured
to log locally?).  However, if the logs are being transported via some
non-application method (like syslog), then it should be possible to
get the logs to the local system, even if they aren't being directed
there now.

Alternately, is there any way at all to recognize the locked process
from the local Solaris box?  Something other than the logs on the
Windows box?

If it were me, I'd exhaust all possible solutions that could be
contained on the Solaris box, just because it "feels" like solving it
there would be a lot cleaner and more reliable (fewer moving parts).

> -- T. J. Brumfield


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