if you want to stop the the agent gracefully then just send a SIGINT or SIGQUIT. 
if the agent has crashed, it will be there in the logs and you will not find the flume process running 

On Mon, Mar 18, 2013 at 10:35 AM, Venkat Muthusamy <vmuthus@gmail.com> wrote:

Need a quick answer.
How to stop a running Flume Agent.Is there any command or options in 'flumeng'

Is there a way we can figure out whether a running agent is stopped /crashed?


Nitin Pawar