exiwhat - programs to query what running exim processes are doing
The shell script called exiwhat first of all empties the
processlog file in Exim's log directory. It then uses the ps
command to find all processes running exim, and sends each
one the SIGUSR1 signal. This causes each process to write a
single line describing its current activity to the
processlog file. The script waits a bit, then copies the
file to the standard output.
164 0.53 daemon: -q1h, listening on port 25
10483 0.54 running queue: waiting for 0tAycK-0002ij-00 (10492)
10492 0.54 delivering 0tAycK-0002ij-00 to mail.ref.book [22.214.171.124?
10592 0.53 handling incoming call from [245.211.243.242?
10628 0.54 accepting a local non-SMTP message
The first number in the output line is the process number; the second is the Exim version number. The third line has been split here, in order to fit it on the page. Because Exim processes run under a variety of uids, it is necessary to run exiwhat as root in order to be able to send the signal to all Exim processes.
There is extensive documentation available in
/usr/share/doc/exim and in the info system regarding
exim. Please be sure to have the exim-doc package
This manual page was stiched together by Christoph Lameter