On Ubuntu 16.04 LTS with monit 5.16 as standard repo version.
Using monit to watch an ffmpeg process. The ffmpeg will eventually die -- its inevitable. But want monit to restart it. Since we know it will die, we don't want to be alerted on the trivial nonexist/exist because it's not really actionable. However, if the restart fails (eg, notexist persists), we do want to be alerted. Likewise, want to know if it happens too many times in a given timeframe.
For the former, does not appear possible to ignore the 'notexist' event for a local service alert, yet also have same identical event alert still enabled with 'reminder' cycles?
For the latter, there is no mechanism for failure-over-time measurement?