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Security Advisor notifications should include process name, not just PID

Pete Schaefers shared this idea 4 years ago
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As a System Administrator, I would like the /usr/bin/needs-restarting script incorporated into the original error message from Security Advisor in addition to the PID as the PID often changes before anyone can get to the server to investigate, which renders the email notification useless. Having the process name and other information available would allow for tracking of specific errors.


I get a high priority notification about outdated executables, but it only has a PID. I quickly do some combination of checking Security Advisor, Service Status, Process Manager, run /usr/bin/needs-restarting, or try to PS the PID, and I get nowhere because the PID is no longer active.

Wouldn't it make sense to have cPanel incorporate the output of /usr/bin/needs-restarting into the original error message and not just the PID?

Even if it's something transient and/or self-correcting, knowing the process would at least allow us to know if it's a recurring issue. It would also make the process of addressing an active issue much more direct.

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