The web is full of opinions that when OOM killer eats your process it might have eaten other system processes as well and it's best to reboot the machine entirely. I see scripts being discussed here that simply call `./dashd` to restart the process. What is the consensus on whether that alone is good enough or if the machine should be restarted? If the machine needs a restart should the watchdog script be run via the root cron or the user added to the reboot process via visudo: Code: user ALL=NOPASSWD: /sbin/reboot While having Code: @reboot "/home/user/.dashcore/dashd" in your crontab ? Adapting the script from the other thread: Code: #!/bin/bash DASHD_RUNNING=$( /home/user/.dashcore/dash-cli help | wc -l ) if [ $DASHD_RUNNING -eq 0 ] ; then reboot fi I prefer calling dash-cli rather than using ps, I might have other scripts with a dashd in their name running, if dashd isn't running, dash-cli will throw an error.