[systemd-devel] a way to limit restarts?

Mantas Mikulėnas grawity at gmail.com
Tue Dec 9 10:04:58 PST 2014

On Tue, Dec 9, 2014 at 7:47 PM, Nekrasov, Alexander <
alexander.nekrasov at emc.com> wrote:

>  Hi,
> There’s a routine need to support this scenario: a service runs that can
> fail and needs to be restarted.
> But if it just keeps failing it doesn’t make sense to keep restarting
> forever, it’s just overhead and the system is stuck. So in that case 1) the
> service needs to be left stopped in “failed” state, and 2) whatever failure
> action was specified – that action needs to be run.
> Ideally, need to be able to limit restarts to a number per period of time,
> such as 3 restarts in 10 minutes, etc.

Sure, see StartLimit{Interval,Burst,Action}= in systemd.service(5).

Mantas Mikulėnas <grawity at gmail.com>
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