C.10.7. RHN Satellite Server::Process Counts

The RHN Satellite Server::Process Counts probe monitors the number of processes on a Satellite and collects the following metrics:
  • Blocked — The number of processes that have been switched to the waiting queue and waiting state.
  • Child — The number of processes spawned by another process already running on the machine.
  • Defunct — The number of processes that have terminated (either because they have been killed by a signal or have called exit()) and whose parent processes have not yet received notification of their termination by executing some form of the wait() system call.
  • Stopped — The number of processes that have stopped before their executions could be completed.
  • Sleeping — A process that is in the Interruptible sleep state and that can later be reintroduced into memory, resuming execution where it left off.

Table C.69. RHN Satellite Server::Process Counts settings

Field Value
Critical Maximum Blocked Processes
Warning Maximum Blocked Processes
Critical Maximum Child Processes
Warning Maximum Child Processes
Critical Maximum Defunct Processes
Warning Maximum Defunct Processes
Critical Maximum Stopped Processes
Warning Maximum Stopped Processes
Critical Maximum Sleeping Processes
Warning Maximum Sleeping Processes