[CentOS] strange system outage

Wed May 10 19:05:14 UTC 2017
Alexander Dalloz <ad+lists at uni-x.org>

Am 10.05.2017 um 20:40 schrieb Larry Martell:
> I have a CentOS 7 system that I run a home grown python daemon on. I
> run this same daemon on many other systems without any incident. On
> this one system the daemon seems to die or be killed every day around
> 3:30am. There is nothing it its log or any system logs that tell me
> why it dies. However in /var/log/messages every day I see something
> like this:
> May 10 03:35:58 localhost pure-ftpd: (tool at xx.xx.xx.xx) [NOTICE]
> /usrMay 10 03:57:57 localhost pure-ftpd: (tool at xx.xx.xx.xx) [NOTICE]
> /usr/local/motor/data//B31/today/Images/CP0982436.00C_T6PH8_M0-R_1/T6PH8_M0-RN_TT6PH8_M0-R_P4_M1_FX-1_FY4_RR1_TR1_Ver3.jpg
> uploaded  (90666 bytes, 8322.34KB/sec)
> Notice how the message that was being printed at 03:35:58 is truncated
> mid-message and the next message is at 03:57:57 – there are always
> messages like around the time when the daemon dies. What could be
> going on here?

Have you checked /etc/cron.daily/ for a cron job to restart the 
pure-ftpd service? /etc/cron.daily is called from /etc/anacrontab with 
some randomness so that the execution time varies.