Anonymous Monk has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I have a script (obviously) that isn't doing exactly what
it is supposed to. The intent of the script is to act as
a daemon, where every few seconds or minutes, it contacts
a MySQL server to get information and processes that info.
Now, for the problem. It dies. The script cannot last for
an extended period of time. We need to have crontab trying
to keep it alive. What kinds of things can kill it? (We
trapped the signals so that we could figure out what signals
were occuring, but none of the handlers were being called.
So, the thing just "disappears" from memory without a trace.