downtimed is a program that monitors operating system downtime, uptime, shutdowns, and crashes and records such events. At OS startup it logs information about previous downtime. It then periodically updates a time stamp file on the disk, which is used to determine the approximate time when the system was last up and running. During a graceful system shutdown, it records a time stamp in another file. The downtimes(1) command line tool can be used to inspect records of past downtime.
|Operating Systems||Linux FreeBSD BSD Ubuntu Linux Mac OS X OpenBSD Debian GNU/Linux Debian GNU/kFreeBSD RHEL CentOs OpenSUSE Solaris OpenSolaris NetBSD|
Release Notes: This is yet another bug fix and portability enhancement release. A bug that prevented time stamp files from being created if the -S option was given to downtimed has been fixed. The software should be now compatible with RHEL/CentOS 5 and Solaris as well as with some other systems lacking some modern interfaces. OpenBSD and Debian GNU/kFreeBSD compatibility has been improved. An openSUSE startup script has been added. Other minor bug fixes and improvements were made.
Release Notes: This is a bugfix and portability enhancement release. It introduces support for OpenBSD and Debian GNU/kFreeBSD. Backwards lseek(2) was changed to forward lseek(2) to avoid strange bugs on some systems. The downtimed(8) daemon no longer creates its data directory: instead it should be created by the system administrator or package maintainer. There were some minor bug and style fixes.
Release Notes: This version introduces support for Mac OS X. It also fixes manual page formatting on several OSes. GNU/Linux users do not need to upgrade.
Release Notes: Downtimed version 0.2 has been released. The most notable new feature is the downtime database and the downtimes(1) command line tool, which can be used to inspect past downtime records.
Release Notes: Initial version.