[CentOS] systemd services and Restart?

Wed Jun 28 17:51:08 UTC 2017
Matthew Miller <mattdm at mattdm.org>

On Wed, Jun 28, 2017 at 12:54:43PM +0000, James Pearson wrote:
> However, I notice that this option is only used in a few OS provided 
> service unit files - and was wondering about the wisdom of adding this 
> capability to other daemons/services? (e.g. chronyd or ntpd, crond, 
> rpcbind, etc, etc) - not that these daemons are likely to crash and need 
> restarting that often ...

I think it's a good idea. We just haven't had a push (either at Red Hat
internally or Fedora upstream) to go through and enable this everywhere
it makes sense. The guidelines do recommend it:


> Are there any potential pit-falls in using Restart with OS provided 
> daemons/services?

See the caveat on Restart=on-abnormal in the doc above.

Matthew Miller
<mattdm at fedoraproject.org>
Fedora Project Leader