Sebin Sebin - 6 months ago 23
Node.js Question

Node.js pm2 keeps restarting almost every second

I have deployed an express.js app on a Azure server. I use pm2 for process management.

The issue is pm2 keeps restarting almost every seconds.

staging@Server:/srv/apps/myapp/current$ pm2 list
┌──────────┬────┬──────┬───────┬────────┬─────────┬────────┬─────────────┬──────────┐
│ App name │ id │ mode │ pid │ status │ restart │ uptime │ memory │ watching │
├──────────┼────┼──────┼───────┼────────┼─────────┼────────┼─────────────┼──────────┤
│ app │ 0 │ fork │ 35428 │ online │ 0 │ 0s │ 20.465 MB │ disabled │
└──────────┴────┴──────┴───────┴────────┴─────────┴────────┴─────────────┴──────────┘
Use `pm2 show <id|name>` to get more details about an app
staging@Server:/srv/apps/myapp/current$ pm2 list
┌──────────┬────┬──────┬───────┬────────┬─────────┬────────┬─────────────┬──────────┐
│ App name │ id │ mode │ pid │ status │ restart │ uptime │ memory │ watching │
├──────────┼────┼──────┼───────┼────────┼─────────┼────────┼─────────────┼──────────┤
│ app │ 0 │ fork │ 35492 │ online │ 7 │ 0s │ 59.832 MB │ disabled │
└──────────┴────┴──────┴───────┴────────┴─────────┴────────┴─────────────┴──────────┘
Use `pm2 show <id|name>` to get more details about an app
staging@Server:/srv/apps/myapp/current$ pm2 list
┌──────────┬────┬──────┬───────┬────────┬─────────┬────────┬─────────────┬──────────┐
│ App name │ id │ mode │ pid │ status │ restart │ uptime │ memory │ watching │
├──────────┼────┼──────┼───────┼────────┼─────────┼────────┼─────────────┼──────────┤
│ app │ 0 │ fork │ 35557 │ online │ 13 │ 0s │ 21.816 MB │ disabled │
└──────────┴────┴──────┴───────┴────────┴─────────┴────────┴─────────────┴──────────┘


~/.pm2/pm2.log

2016-05-10 17:39:34: Starting execution sequence in -fork mode- for app name:start id:0
2016-05-10 17:39:34: App name:start id:0 online
2016-05-10 17:39:35: App [start] with id [0] and pid [3149], exited with code [255] via signal [SIGINT]
2016-05-10 17:39:35: Starting execution sequence in -fork mode- for app name:start id:0
2016-05-10 17:39:35: App name:start id:0 online
2016-05-10 17:39:35: App [start] with id [0] and pid [3158], exited with code [255] via signal [SIGINT]
2016-05-10 17:39:35: Starting execution sequence in -fork mode- for app name:start id:0
2016-05-10 17:39:35: App name:start id:0 online
2016-05-10 17:39:36: App [start] with id [0] and pid [3175], exited with code [255] via signal [SIGINT]
2016-05-10 17:39:36: Starting execution sequence in -fork mode- for app name:start id:0


I am using coffee script in my application. And starting the app using
pm2 start app.coffee


package.json

{
"name": "myapp",
"version": "0.0.0",
"private": true,
"scripts": {
"start": "gulp start-server"
},
"dependencies": {
"bcrypt-nodejs": "0.0.3",
"body-parser": "~1.13.2",
"co": "^4.6.0",
"coffee-script": "^1.10.0",
"connect-mongo": "^1.1.0",
"cookie-parser": "~1.3.5",
"debug": "~2.2.0",
"express": "~4.13.1",
"express-session": "^1.13.0",
"gulp": "^3.9.1",
"mongoose": "^4.4.14",
"morgan": "~1.6.1",
"newrelic": "^1.26.2",
"passport": "^0.3.2",
"passport-local": "^1.0.0",
"pm2": "^1.1.3",
"pug": "^2.0.0-alpha6",
"request": "^2.72.0",
"serve-favicon": "~2.3.0"
},
"devDependencies": {
"shipit-cli": "^1.4.1",
"shipit-deploy": "^2.1.3",
"shipit-npm": "^0.2.0",
"shipit-pm2-nginx": "^0.1.8"
}
}


I am new to node.js. May be I am not seeing the obvious. Please help me out.

Answer

the logs are not useful to understand the problem.

To understand the failure and move forward, you should try to startyour application by hand on the remote.

IE type in something like npm run start or node path/yo/your/bin.js

It should give you the missing piece of information to fix the problem and move on.