Re: "Back off" setting for crashing services with s6+openrc?

From: Tor Rune Skoglund <>
Date: Tue, 4 Oct 2022 16:16:25 +0200

Den 30.09.2022 15:21, skrev Laurent Bercot:
>  There is, however, one improvement I think I can safely make.
>  Currently, the 1-second delay is computed from when the service
> *starts*:
> if it has been running for more than one second, and crashes, it restarts
> immediately, even if it has only been busy initializing, which causes
> the resource hog OP is experiencing.
>  I could change it to being computed from when the service is *ready*:
> if the service dies before being ready, s6-supervise *always* waits for
> 1 second before restarting. The delay is only skipped if the service has
> been *ready* for 1 second or more, which means it really serving and
> either idle (i.e. chill resource-wise) or hot (i.e. you don't want to
> delay it).
>  Does that sound like a valid improvement to you folks?

To me this seems like a relevant improvement that would catch a
problematic edge case issue.

- Tor Rune
Received on Tue Oct 04 2022 - 16:16:25 CEST

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