ovdb_monitor - Database maintenance
Use ovdb_init to start ovdb_monitor
When started (normally by ovdb_init that is invoked by rc.news),
ovdb_monitor forks three processes that perform routine database
maintenance tasks. These are transaction checkpointing, deadlock detection,
and transaction log removal.
The process ID of the parent is written to ovdb_monitor.pid
in the pathrun directory. This PID is used by other INN commands to
verify that ovdb_monitor is running.
To shut down ovdb_monitor, send a TERM signal to the
process ID in ovdb_monitor.pid. The parent process will shut down the
three children and wait for their exit before exiting itself. Note that when
running the "rc.news stop" command to stop
the news system, rc.news automatically takes care of stopping
Written by Heath Kehoe <firstname.lastname@example.org> for InterNetNews.
ovdb(5), ovdb_init(8), rc.news(8).