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PR/48465 CVS commit: pkgsrc/sysutils/monit

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From: "OBATA Akio" <>
Subject: PR/48465 CVS commit: pkgsrc/sysutils/monit
Date: Thu, 6 Feb 2014 09:09:17 +0000

 Module Name:   pkgsrc
 Committed By:  obache
 Date:          Thu Feb  6 09:09:17 UTC 2014
 Modified Files:
        pkgsrc/sysutils/monit: Makefile PLIST distinfo
        pkgsrc/sysutils/monit/patches: patch-aa
 Removed Files:
        pkgsrc/sysutils/monit/patches: patch-ab
 Log Message:
 Update monit to 5.6.
 PR pkg/48465 by ISIHARA Takanori.
 Version 5.6
 * SMTP AUTH LOGIN support added (MS Exchange SMTP authentication
   should now work).
 * favicon.ico added to the HTTP interface.
 * If an undefined checksum test was used and the file did not exist
   on Monit start, Monit would return an error.
 * If the configuration file ended with a comment but with no trailing LF
   character, Monit would return syntax error.
 * If a service timed out after too many restarts and alert was used as
   the action, then the Timeout flag remained set even if the service
 * SmartOS zone system memory usage report fix.
 * Escape mail messages properly for sending via SMTP.
 * Escape XML messages properly.
 * Compilation: fix the configure script to support default compiler
   paths when searching for OpenSSL (fixes library search on multi-
   architecture  platforms like Debian and Ubuntu).
 Version 5.5.1
 * Info and debug messages are no longer sent to stderr, only to stdout.
   Thanks to Sergey Kirpitchev for initial patch.
 * Improved output from 'check program', If the program returns an error
   message, include only that message in alert $DESCRIPTION so users can
   compose their own alert format. If program provided no output on
   error, use a default message.
 * Improved "check system", $HOST can now be used as a service name.
   $HOST will expand to the system hostname. Example: check system $HOST
 * Fixed "Unable to read magic" which was reported on first Monit start.
 Version 5.5
 * check program:
         - Multiple exit values can be tested within single program check
         - Exit value test supports multiple cycles option ("for X cycles")
         - If exit value test matches and the stderr has no data, try stdout
   Example syntax:
     check program mytest with path "/usr/bin/" with timeout 1000 
        if status == 2 then exec "/usr/local/bin/"
        if status == 2 for 6 cycles then unmonitor
        if status == 10 then alert
 * Renamed mail header (message-id and mime-version) to prevent
   triggering spam check of capitalization. Thanks to Ryan Lee
   for tips.
 * The 'check system <name>' statement sets the system hostname in mail
   alerts and initial hostname in M/Monit.
 * Increase the default mailserver timeout to 30 seconds.
 * Add support for OpenBSD 5.x
 * Fix the rare hung on linux which may occur during program execution.
   Thanks to Nick Upson for report.
 * In the case that the process start/restart execution failed,
   monit kept "Execution failed" flag even if the process was
   recovered later (for example it was starting slowly or manually
 * Fix the mail alert (strict SMTP implementation) to pass
   MTA-side sanity checks like postscreen. Thanks to Len Conrad
   for report.
 * The -t option tests the configuration file syntax even if the
   file permissions are wrong. Thanks to Adam Nielsen for report.
 * Do not display the default non-existence test for the check
   program (not applicable in the check program context).
 Version 5.4
 * New process uptime test added. Allows to do some action in
   the case that the process uptime matches the given limit.
   For example to restart the process once per 3 days:
     if uptime > 3 days then restart
 * Linux uCLibc support: use internal getloadavg implementation
   in the case that the system libc doesn't implement it.
 * The monit hostname will fallback to plain machine's hostname if the
   lookup for FQDN hostname didn't found matching entry. The problem
   was, that based on the order in the /etc/hosts the FQDN lookup
   returned sometimes 'localhost' instead of the FQDN hostname.
 * The CPU usage for multi-threaded processes on multi-core machine was
   reported incorrectly in the case that the process used more CPU
   resources then equivalent to one core. Thanks to Tom Pepper for patch.
 * The content match test now sends one event per cycle and pattern.
   Even if there are multiple lines matching the same pattern, only
   one event will be generated. Also the event rate is fixed now, so
   it is possible to require match for X cycles before generating the
 * The /proc/ files content match test was skipped, as the file size on
   the procfs is 0, so monit supposed that there is no content to read.
 * FreeBSD: If the monitored process had children with multiple threads,
   the total memory usage was reported incorrectly. Thanks to Phil Kulin
   for reporting the problem.
 * Allow reading status and perform Monit actions when using client SSL
   certificate. Previously, if Monit http server was setup to use ssl
   and a client cert, status and action failed. Thanks to Markus Linnala
   for initial patch.
 * When the process is starting/stopping, do the process state check more
   effectively to not stress the low power devices with aggresive polling.
   Thanks to Thomas Petazzoni for initial patch.
 * Make the process start/stop wait resistant to large time changes.
 * Compilation: If PAM is enabled but the PAM headers or library are not
   found by the configure script, it will report error.
 * Cross-compilation: the configure checks the setjmp and vsnprintf with
   test program which usually cannot be executed when cross-compiling
   for other architecture. The configure script now takes the following
   arguments which allow to specify whether the setjmp works on this
   platform and whether the vsnprintf is C99 compliant. Thanks to
   Thomas Petazzoni for patch.
         ./configure \
                 libmonit_cv_setjmp_available=[yes|no] \
 * Manual page language fixes. Thanks to Jonathan Boulle for patch.
 Version 5.3.2
 * Fix bug #34801: The file content match test did reset of the
   read position in the case that the unmonitor or stop action
   was done. When the file monitoring was enabled again, the
   content match test was applied to the content which was
   tested already.
 * Log error details in the case that the name resolving failed.
 * Fix the system cpu usage statistics when pattern based process
   check is used and the service is restarted. Thanks to Wayne
   Lawrence for report.
 * AIX 6.1 compile fix. Thanks to Benedikt Wegmann for patch.
 * Debian Bug#652715: "include files not found" warning. Do not
   display the warning if the include directory is empty.
 Version 5.3.1
 * Log the particular connection attempt failure in debug mode
   when the retry is enabled.
 * Monit can deliver events and status to independent M/Monit
   instances if multiple mmonit URLs are set:
       set mmonit https://user1:pass1@mmonit1/collector
 * The ICMP echo (ping) test may report false positive error
   if the machine where Monit is running has heavy ICMP
   traffic generated by other applications.
 * The file content match test will be performed even on the
   existing content when Monit starts. The last position is
   saved to the statefile, so monit won't generate alert
   after restart. Note that when you start the monit 5.3.1
   the first time, it can do actions for content match which
   was handled by previous monit version already as the
   previous monit versions didn't saved the position.
 * Make the monitoring state persistent for manual mode services.
 * Display the memory usage total % in the status overview.
   The memory usage in kB displayed the total already, so the
   percentage didn't match.
 * Fix the HTML overview page alignment in the Internet Explorer.
   Thanks to Darhl Thomason for patch.
 * Extend the SSL library search path for Debian Sid.
 * Fix Solaris 10 compilation and Sun Studio support.
 * Fix sporadic SSL routines:func(169):reason(161) errors
 * If MySQL protocol test failed, report the correct MySQL
   error code. Thanks to Vitaly Lipatov for patch.
 Version 5.3
 * New 'check program' statement added. Allows to check the exit
   status of an external program or script from Monit.
 * Added crontab style support for individual services. You can
   now specify when an individual service should run its checks
   (or not run). You can now, for instance, specify that apache
   should be checked continuously, except between 1AM-5AM on
 * Connection retry option added. Allows to retry a network
   connection in the same testing cycle before reporting an error.
 * Detailed protocol connection errors are now included in alerts.
 * The HTML overview page displays the CPU and memory total now
   (including children), so real service related usage is displayed
   also for services which spawn worker processes, such as Apache
   or Spamassassin.
 * HTML view improvements
 * Fix MySQL protocol test: MySQL 5.5.12 returns new error code in
   the case of authentication failure.
 * Fix Debian bug #621047: monit fails to build after SSLv2 removal
 * Fix crash on Solaris which may occur if the system load is zero.
   Thanks to Paul Sun for report.
 * The stacktrace logging on error is disabled in -v (verbose) mode
   as it was too verbose for common service debugging tasks, it can
   be enabled using -vv option.
 * Improve how fast Monit check if a program was started or stopped.
   Thanks to Michael Renner for patch.
 * Fix the monitoring state presentation during service restart which
   temporarily displayed "Not monitored", whereas the monitoring was
 * The "data collected" is updated only if the check was not skipped.
 Version 5.2.5
 * Fix process match check - when the monitored process failed and
   was restarted by Monit, Monit didn't recognized  it is  running
   after the restart and reported  start failure (similar on stop).
   Thanks to  Kenichi Futatsumori for report and  helping to root
   cause the problem.
 * Fix Debian #617259: symbolic links in the filesystem check doesn't
   work.  Thanks to Sergey B Kirpichev for report.
 * Fix Debian bug #614984: smtp protocol test issues both EHLO and
   HELO.  Thanks to Sergey B Kirpichev for report.
 * Fix bug #32583: Multiple SIP OPTIONS messages use the same header
   data.  Thanks to Hugh Waite for patch.
 * Try harder to get FQDN hostname for the host where monit is running.
   The hostname in the $HOST variable which is used in the mail sender
   may thus change. Thanks to Sergey B Kirpichev for patch.
 * AIX: Fix the time display which was off by GMT difference. Thanks
   to Helen Chen for report.
 * AIX: Fix the M/Monit heartbeat. Thanks to Helen Chen for report.
 * Support symbolic link to monit configuration file.
 * Fix crash when monit daemon start delay option was used and monit
   was signalized to stop before the start delay passed. Thanks to
   John Schult for report.
 Version 5.2.4
 * Added the "procmatch" CLI command which allows for easy testing
   of pattern for process match check. The command takes regular
   expression as an argument and displays all running processes
   matching the pattern. Example usage:
       $ monit procmatch "iChatAgent"
 * Set the default log file mask to 0640 (originally it was 0664).
   Thanks to Sergey B Kirpichev.
 * Reduced monit memory footprint by ca. 10%.
 * FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, MacOSX, Solaris filesystem check fix:
   If block/character device was used in the filesystem path instead
   of mountpoint, monit reported usage of wrong filesystem.
 * NetBSD filesystem check: Fix space usage report.
 * Fix memory usage monitoring in OpenVZ VPS 2.6.32 virtual hosts.
   Thanks to Kelly for report.
 * If the protocol test failed, show the request in the event. Thanks
   to Marco for report.
 * Randomize the mail message id to prevent duplicates in the case, that
   the same hostname is used on multiple hosts running monit and messages
   are generated in the same second in parallel. Thanks to Sergey B
 * Spelling fixes. Thanks to Sergey B Kirpichev.
 Version 5.2.3
 * Mysql protocol test supports mysql 5.5.x and newer now.
 Version 5.2.2
 * Fix crash on MacOSX
 * ICMP echo test (ping):
      - bug #31128: do not log error if different response type is received
      - bug #31129: do not require root to use ping test. Privilege to create
        raw socket is still required, but on some platforms such as Solaris it
        can be granted to non-root users too. If the user has no permission to
        perform ping, monit will skip the icmp test and log message (in debug
        mode only).
 * rsync protocol test:
      - wait for full server response and verify exit was received
      - bug #31249: send full version to rsync server. Thanks to John Hall
        for report
 Version 5.2.1
 * HTTP and URL protocol tests: Fixed a problem where HTTP protocol
   tests using a specific request always failed. This bug may also
   affect URL tests. The problem was caused by faulty URL encoding. In
   the process of fixing this bug the new feature that allowed slash in
   service names has been reverted and instead will be added in a later
 Version 5.2
 * Added support for monitoring processes without pidfile using pattern
   matching. You can use POSIX regular expressions or string matching
   process name with arguments as provided by the 'ps' utility. If the
   pattern matches multiple processes, the first match is used.
       check process debian
             matching "/usr/lib/vmware/bin/vmware-vmx .*deb.vmx"
 * Added support for swap monitoring. Example:
       check system myserver
           if swap usage > 25% then alert
 * Allow to override the default action when service doesn't exist. The
   default action is restart, it can be customized with following
     if [does] not exist [[<x> times within] <y> cycles] then <action1>
 * Monit automatically registers credentials with M/Monit now, so it's
   not necessary to set it manually in M/Monit anymore. To disable
   credentials registration:
      set mmonit https://monit:monit@
          and register without credentials
 * Added memcache protocol test. Thanks to Sébastien Debrard for the
 * Added openssl FIPS to Monit httpd. Thanks to Lior Okman for the
 * The 'check system' can now use start/stop program statements too.
 * Added the option to set the "Reply-To" mail header in mail-format.
 * Display backtrace on error if debug mode is enabled (requires
   backtrace support in libc)
 * Show real process uptime - formerly the presented uptime was based
   on create and modify timestamp of process' pidfile which provides
   invalid uptime if the pidfile is replaced and process keeps running
   with original PID. Thanks to Nima Chavooshi for report.
 * When user triggered action for some service (such as stop) and
   before that action completed user triggered another action for the
   same service (such as start), the second action has been ignored.
   Monit will not accept new action and return temporary error until
   the previous action completed.
 * If process resource usage gathering failed, retry next cycle as the
   error can be temporary.
 * Fixed sporadic failures when SSL was used.
 * ICMP echo test (ping):
      - fixed sporadic false positive/negative
      - removed limit of 20 pings per cycle
 * DNS test:
      - accept NS root request refusal as correct response because
        server reacts on request
      - accept authority answer as alternative to record. Thanks to
        Nick Osborn for patch
 * RADIUS test fix. Thanks to Alan DeKok for patch.
 * M/Monit heartbeat is fully independent of testing cycle now to
   prevent false positive when service test blocks.
 * Fixed SMTP STARTTLS protocol, required for servers that adhere
   strictly to RFC 3207 4.2. Thanks to Lorenzo A. Sedano Cadinanos for
 * Service name:
      - allow the service name to start with "/"
      - fixed handling of the service names which contain "/" in the
        name in Monit web interface. Thanks to Artyom Khafizov for
 * When 'check system' is not defined, monit adds it automatically
   using hostname for service name. If existing service was defined
   with the same service name (matching hostname), monit didn't added
   the entry and reported confusing error message pointing to the end
   of configuration file. Thanks to Thorsten Kampe for report and help.
 * Remove extra NL characters from message when resource succeeded
   event is sent. The extra NL character may break the mail headers.
   Thanks to Hanno Boeck for patch.
 * Fixed display of cpu user/system/wait usage which temporarily
   displayed -1.0% between two monitoring cycles while cpu monitoring
   was initializing. Thanks to Marcus Muelbuesch for report.
 * Fixed display of port response time as -1 if 'monit status' was
   called in the middle of service test.
 * Fixed display of service initializing state after monit start or
 * Fixed MONIT_DESCRIPTION environment variable. Thanks to Marco
   Roeland for patch
 * AIX:
      - fixed compilation
      - fixed system load average monitoring
      - fixed ICMP echo test
 * Mac OS X:
      - allow monitoring of system-wide load average, cpu and memory
        usage even if
        Monit is running as non-root user
 * NetBSD:
      - fixed ICMP echo test
 Version 5.1.1
 * Fix FTP protocol test. Thanks to Axel Reinhold for report.
 * Fix the HTTP protocol test's hostheader option which was added in 5.1.
   Thanks to Naoya Nakazawa for report.
 * Removed warning about missing system service check. Missing system service
   check is not error and it shouldn't be reported as such.
 * Fix manual page formating. Thanks to Stefan Alfredsson for report.
 Version 5.1
 * It is now possible to define any action for the restart timeout rule.
   Multiple restart timeout rules can also be defined. Example:
       if 3 restarts within 5 cycles then exec "/foo/bar"
       if 8 restarts within 10 cycles then unmonitor
 * Service can be added to multiple groups. Thanks to Brad Gessler
   for suggestion. Syntax:
     check filesystem wwwdata with path /www
       group www
       group filesystem
 * Added GPS protocol test. Thanks to Sebastien Debrard for patch.
 * Added RADIUS protocol test. Thanks to Alan DeKok for patch. Example syntax:
     check process radiusd with pidfile /var/run/
        start program = "/etc/init.d/freeradius start"
        stop program = "/etc/init.d/freeradius stop"
        if failed
           host port 2000 type udp protocol radius secret testing1234
        then alert
        if 5 restarts within 5 cycles then timeout
 * The HTTP protocol test now supports a hostheader option which allows to
   override Host header in HTTP request. It can be used for example
   to test a farm of HTTP servers by IP addresses and to set specific
   Host header. Thanks to Brady Catherman for patch. Example:
     if failed host protocol http hostheader "" then 
 * If an error occur during Monit command-line execution, report the error
   and exit with 1, so it is possible to react if Monit is used from a script.
   On success, 0 is returned as usual. Previously, Monit always exited with
   0 even if an error occurred.
 * Do not require SSL version type when specifying SSL communication with 
   (SSL version is set to auto).
 * If the Monit http interface failed to start, provide more details about
   the reason.
 * Support resource monitoring (cpu usage, etc.) when Monit is running
   inside virtual environment. Tested on:
       - FreeBSD jail
       - Solaris zone
       - Linux Vserver
 * Fix #26752: inside Solaris Zone, Monit failed to detect children
   and computed host memory wrong
 * On Solaris, FreeBSD, NetBSD and OpenBSD, Monit no longer needs to run as 
root user
   in order to be able to watch process resource usage (cpu and memory).
 * Send heartbeat to M/Monit even if Monit is busy in a long testing cycle to 
   false alerts about non-responsive Monit agent.
 * Fixed SMTP protocol test which may sometimes incorrectly
   report ESMTP protocol failure. Thanks to Axel Reinhold for
 * Fixed content match check which reported only first
   match during the same cycle. Thanks to Pavel Shevaev for
 * Allow for the use of complete SSL certificate chains.
   Thanks to Lawrence Tan for patch.
 * Added support for multiline greetings to FTP protocol test.
   Thanks to Giovanni D'Cristina for report.
 * Fix Debian Bug #541139: uses gethostbyname() and thus does
   not work with "options inet6" in /etc/resolv.conf. Thanks to
   Michael Stapelberg for patch.
 * If Monit configuration allowed http interface access for a read-only
   user and it was specified as the first allow entry, Monit command line
   commands failed because it used the read-only account so commands
   like start, stop, etc. were rejected. Monit will now use full access
   regardless of allow option order. Thanks to Thorsten Kampe for report.
 * Passive monitoring mode fixed. Thanks to Nelson Vale for report.
 * Fixed #27784: wait_start/wait_stop can advance too quickly.
   Thanks to Randy Puro for report.
 * Solaris resource usage fixed when Monit was compiled with optimizations 
 * Fixed #28369: escape XML properly
 * Check service name uniqueness when 'check system' is missing in monitrc and 
   system service with name set to local hostname is added. Thanks to Marcus 
   for report.
 * Fix crash when queued event delivery was retried for service which was no 
   configured in Monit.
 Version 5.0.3
 * Fixed #26664: crash on service timeout or unmonitor action
   (introduced in 5.0.2). Thanks to Bretislav Kubesa and
   Michael Shigorin for report.
 * Removed the configure --without-resource option. If the user
   who is running Monit doesn't have permissions to check the
   processes state, the related checks are disabled dynamically.
 Version 5.0.2
 * 35 improvements based on code scan with Klocwork
   ( which we were evaluating.
   Huge thanks to Klocwork for their great product.
 * Fixed #26382: if start or stop script for some service didn't
   exist, monit logged error during configuration file parsing and
   refused to start. Monit now just logs warning and continues.
 Version 5.0.1
 * Fixed a bug where Monit did not stop logging succeeded events.
   This bug occurred if PID, PPID, timestamp or size change tests
   were used and failed and then succeeded again.
 Version 5.0
 * M/Monit support added. If you run Monit on more than one
   server, you can use M/Monit to manage and control all your
   Monit enabled servers from one simple Web Interface. See for details.
 * Support use of symbolic links in filesystem check. Thanks to
   Aleksander Kamenik for suggestion. Example:
     check filesystem rootfs path
       if space usage > 95% then alert
       if inode usage > 95% then alert
 * If no 'set mailserver' was defined in monitrc, Monit tried to
   fallback to localhost:25 SMTP server. This fallback was removed
   since it may be confusing. If you want to deliver mail alerts
   from Monit, the 'set mailserver' option is necessary. In case
   it is missing, Monit will log appropriate error and hint to add
 * The generic send/expect protocol test limited the expect input
   to 256 bytes. It's possible to set the input buffer for expect
   globally - for example: set expectbuffer 20 kb Thanks to Asil
   Carlin for suggestion.
 * The following event types were added CONTENT, FSFLAGS, PID and
   PPID and the following generic event types CHANGED and MATCH were
   removed and replaced by the above types and with the existing SIZE,
   CHECKSUM, TIMESTAMP events so the information is more specific
   The event types are internal to Monit and unless you have used
   either CHANGED or MATCH event in your alert filters, no change
   is necessary (alerts are delivered as usual, the tests just use
   different types internally).
 * Monit now generates a unique id on first start and store the id
   in a permanent file. This id is used in protocol communication
   between Monit and M/Monit to pair a Monit instance with it's
   host entry in M/Monit. By default the id file is placed in
   $HOME/ The location can be changed by using the set
   idfile statement, for example:
     set idfile /var/
 * Monit now keep its service monitoring state even on Monit
   restart. Previously Monit dropped the state when it was stopped
   correctly. Services in manual monitoring mode will remember the
   monitoring state across Monit restarts. If Monit is used in a
   cluster, it is recommended to place the state file in a
   temporary filesystem incase the primary machine will crash and
   the the spare machine takeover, the state will be dropped on
   reboot for the crashed machine and the services in manual
   monitoring mode won't be started on reboot. For example the
   "set statefile /tmp/monit.state" can be used to place the state
   file in the /tmp/ filesystem.
 * Added a protocol test for testing the LMTP protocol. Thanks
   to Fco. Javier Felix for patch.
 * Added the start delay option for daemon statement which allows
   to pause Monit on its startup for a while. If monitored
   services are started by init scripts in parallel on system
   boot, Monit may be too fast and detect that the service is not
   running (yet) and restart the service. Note that it's still
   recommended Monit is setup to be responsible for service
   startup (that is, don't use init to start Monit controlled
   services, instead use Monit). This will ensure correct startup
   without need for a start delay since Monit will have full
   control of service startup. Many users start services from init
   on boot anyway, so in such cases this option will solve their
   problems. Default start delay is 0 which corresponds to the
   current behavior. Example syntax which will make Monit wait one
   minute before starting its first monitoring cycle:
     set daemon 5 with start delay 60
   Thanks to Fco. Javier Felix for patch.
 * Added PAM support for Monit http interface authentication. Note
   that PAM is not supported on all platforms - currently works on
   Linux, Mac OS X, FreeBSD, NetBSD. Monit uses the PAM service "monit".
   Here is a Monit PAM service example for Mac OS X which is able
   to authenticate system users for Monit access -
     # monit: auth account password session
     auth       sufficient
     auth       sufficient
     auth       required
     account    required
   And configuration for monitrc which allows only group admins
   to access the http interface:
     set httpd port 2812 allow @admin
   See the PAM manual page for details on how to configure the PAM
   service on your system and the available PAM plugins. Thanks to
   Wilhelm Meier for patch.
 * Added more detailed reports for Monit resource tests on service
   recovery. Thanks to Lars Kotthoff for patch.
 * Set locale to C.
 * Added a protocol test for testing the SIP protocol which is
   used by popular communication servers such as Asterisk and
   FreeSWITCH. We received two patches for this protocol and have
   taken code from both and merged them. Many thanks to Bret
   McDanel and to Pierrick Grasland for supplying the patches.
 * Added MONIT_DESCRIPTION to the list of environment variables
   available to programs started by monit. Thanks to Morten
   Bressendorff Schmidt for patch.
 * If a service group is specified for Monit CLI action,
   Monit no longer requires the "all" verb, so the following
   command is possible:
     monit -g web stop
   If group is not specified (i.e. the -g option is omitted), the
   service name or "all" is still required as a safeguard.
 * Added an option to the 'set mailserver' statement so it is
   possible to override the hostname used in SMTP EHLO/HELO and in
   the Message-ID header when sending mail. Monit defaults to use
   the localhost name. I.e. what you get when executing this
   command 'uname -n'. Overriding the host name can be useful if
   the host does not have a DNS entry and if the receiving
   mailserver uses DNS verification as spam protection. The new
   override option is:
   set mailserver using hostname ""
 * A new Event_Action type was added which reports actions
   performed on Monit's administrator request (either via web
   interface or CLI). If you don't want to received these events,
   you can set the mail-filter for "action" event type.
 * NOTA BENE: Monit start action is synchronous now. This improves
   the startup sequence for dependent services, since Monit will
   wait for parent service to start before trying to start the
 * It is now possible to define execution timeout for start and
   stop commands. That is, how long Monit will wait after
   executing a command before it assume execution failed. If the
   timeout option is omitted, Monit defaults to 30 seconds. You
   can override the timeout for example for services which are
   starting slower.
   Example syntax:
     start program = "/bin/foo start" with timeout 60 seconds
 * The event passed state is renamed to succeeded as this name
   more reflects the state of things.
 * The device service test is renamed to filesystem.
 * Some linux virtualization platforms report CPU count as 0.
   Monit then dynamically disabled CPU usage monitoring. In such
   case we now override the CPU count from 0 to 1 so resource
   usage monitoring can continue. Thanks to Jenny Hopkins for
 * Increased the server socket backlog queue which will make Monit
   able to handle more services. Thanks to Jochen Kramer.
 * Fixed #24866: Email messages such as: cpu wait usage check
   succeeded [current cpu wait usage=17.4%] were displayed as
   "...usage<SOMEGARBAGE>.4%". The problem was incorrect transfer
   encoding header in the email (the body itself was OK). Thanks
   to Dave Cheney for report.
 * When a Monit shutdown requested was issued while Monit were
   working and testing services, Monit did not shutdown until all
   work were done, i.e. until all services were tested. Monit will
   now shutdown faster - as soon as it finish testing the current
 * Monit blocked/unblocked SIGTERM, SIGINT SIGHUP and SIGUSR1
   signals during operation to protect certain code sections. When
   a signal was sent during such a time, for example to stop
   Monit, it was dropped and had to be retried in order to stop
   Monit. This limitation is now removed and signals will be
   processed at any time. Thanks to Nicola Tiling for report.
 * If the Monit httpd allow option did not include a
   user:password, Monit CLI logged the following error (even if
   the action was performed anyway):
      Cleartext credentials needed for basic authorization!
   This error was false - even access restriction based on
   host/net is sufficient - user and password is just one of
   possible options (not requirement). Thanks to Gilad Benjamini
   for report.
 * Allow localhost as a value for the host header in the http
   protocol test instead of setting an empty host header and let
   the http server decide
 * The 'if changed checksum ...' test can now be used even if a
   monitored file doesn't exist at Monit startup. Thanks to Joe
   Shang for report.
 * If both event handlers (M/Monit and mail alerts) temporarily
   failed at once and event queue was enabled, events will be
   stored in the queue and delivered in the next cycle. However, a
   bug caused delivery to be retried for every cycle for both
   handlers if just one of them was recovered. Monit could then
   deliver the same message multiple times until both handlers
   recovered. The problem is now fixed and only one copy of the
   event is sent even if only one handler did recover.
 * Make unit in size test optional and default to byte unless
   specified. So it is possible to write, if size > 1000 then ..
 * Fixed handling of invalid input files in event queue handler.
   Thanks to Fco.Javier Felix for patch.
 * Set the content type to text/html for Monit web interface POST
   responses. Thanks to Rich Drummond for patch.
 * Fixed #23530: configure script will return error if bison,
   byacc or yacc are not found at Monit compile time.
 * Fix CPU and memory monitoring on Solaris (it was disabled on
   Monit start)
 * AIX fixes and extensions, Monit should run on AIX without
   problems, including cpu, memory and filesystem monitoring
   (tested with AIX 5.3). Thanks to Brian Downey for support
   and help.
 * HP-UX fixes and extensions, Monit should run on HP-UX without
   problems, including cpu, memory and filesystem monitoring.
   Thanks to Brian Downey for support and help.
 * Fixed #23467: Don't exit, only issue a warning if the "include"
   statement did not find any files to include.
 * Fixed #23530: Event queue did not work with the default
   unlimited slots.
 * Fixed #23617: The process cpu usage is initializing in the
   first cycle so the value is set to 0% - if the 'cpu usage <
   xyz%' test was used to check that the process usage is higher
   then given level, it was always true. Monit now skips the
   process cpu usage check in the first cycle.
 * Make sure Monit alerts has a unique message id. Thanks to Steve
   Purcell for report
 * Fixed possible crash when Monit is watching VPS environment on
   Linux which reports number of CPUs as 0. Thanks to Marius
   Schmidt for report.
 * Cleanup event states during a service stop/unmonitor so old
   events are not sent when the service is started/monitored again.
 * Fixed #21989: Monit could start two instances of the process
   when service restart is performed and the process is starting
   slowly. Thanks to Nick Upson, Aaron Scamehorn and David Greaves
   for report.
 * Fixed #21550: Fix crash when Monit event queue contained an
   empty file. Thanks to Douglas J Hunley for report.
 * Fixed possible crash when the 'if changed checksum' test was
   used along with restart action. Thanks to Brian Candler for
 * Fixed #22075: Allow using a mail address as username when using
   SMTP authentication.
 * Fixed #22191 and #19823: If the file content test does not match
   anymore, reset the service error state. (Previous versions did
   not clear the error state and kept showing a match in the status
   listing and in the http interface).
 * The 'if changed size ...' test can now be used even if the
   monitored file does not exist on monit's start.
 * If a htpasswd file is used to control Monit http interface
   access and the hash type is set to MD5 but the file contains
   wrong format (non-MD5), report the error and keep running.
   Formerly Monit exited with an assert exception. Thanks to
   Adrian Bridgett for report.
 * The current CPU usage test which checked the cpu usage of the
   process itself plus the cpu usage of child processes was
   renamed to TOTALCPU (otherwise it works the same). The new CPU
   usage test checks the CPU usage of the process itself only.
   This change was introduced to align the syntax with MEMORY and
   TOTALMEMORY tests and to allow to test the CPU usage of
   processes which fork child processes but the user don't want to
   include children (such as Mythtv). Users who are using the CPU
   check for services like Apache webserver to watch total cpu
   utilization (including children) should rename the CPU
   statement in their configuration to TOTALCPU.
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 cvs rdiff -u -r1.3 -r1.4 pkgsrc/sysutils/monit/PLIST
 cvs rdiff -u -r1.4 -r1.5 pkgsrc/sysutils/monit/distinfo
 cvs rdiff -u -r1.2 -r1.3 pkgsrc/sysutils/monit/patches/patch-aa
 cvs rdiff -u -r1.4 -r0 pkgsrc/sysutils/monit/patches/patch-ab
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