[systemd-devel] Restart and RestartSec in packaged .service files

"Jóhann B. Guðmundsson" johannbg at gmail.com
Thu Sep 1 03:48:44 PDT 2011

On 09/01/2011 09:42 AM, Reindl Harald wrote:
> yes and that is why "systemd" should generate a notify-mail to root as
> self-written scripts are doing since years so they could be really
> replaced with systemd - the silent restart is a unfinished thought

Again with my admin hat it should not it.

It should provide the admin with the means to take actions if an failure 
occurs since in large deployments you might want send different email 
depending on which service is failing like sending 
hostmaster at example.com mail if bind goes down, webmaster at example.com if 
apache goes down etc. and at the same time take other action like 
potentially trigger abrt to send bug report or revert changes and 
restart the daemon etc. as opposed to pipe a simple mail notification to 
root and systemd provides exactly that to admins via OnFailure= see man 
systemd.unit for details...


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