respawn delay

Daniel L. Miller dmiller at
Thu Aug 12 17:31:01 BST 2010

See "man 5 init" - review the "respawn limit <count> <interval>" option.


On 8/12/2010 1:49 AM, Zoran Bosnjak wrote:
> Hello all,
> I just want to check if there is any way to insert a delay (a few
> seconds), between respawn attempts.
> In case of some strange service crash (for example some missing
> resource) the service is probably going to crash again very soon and
> upstart would give up after detecting "respawning too fast". The user
> will end up with stopped service even when the missing resource is back.
> Something like additional stanza "respawn delay<seconds>" would be very
> usefull, to make upstart more general. But I am new ot upstart and there
> might be some obvious solution to this problem, so I would appreciate
> any answer.
> I have scanned over mail archives and I have only found some patch
> proposals, but nothing in the official documentation.
> Thank you for your answers.
> Zoran

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