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From "Mark Thomas (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Resolved] (DAEMON-334) Specify a maximum limit for automatic restarts
Date Thu, 02 Nov 2017 13:11:01 GMT


Mark Thomas resolved DAEMON-334.
       Resolution: Fixed
    Fix Version/s: 1.1

Many thanks for the patch.

> Specify a maximum limit for automatic restarts
> ----------------------------------------------
>                 Key: DAEMON-334
>                 URL:
>             Project: Commons Daemon
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Jsvc
>    Affects Versions: 1.0.16
>         Environment: Unix / Linux systems
>            Reporter: Brett Delle Grazie
>            Priority: Minor
>              Labels: newbie, patch
>             Fix For: 1.1
>         Attachments: 01-control-automatic-restarts.patch
> Our particular use-case requires that JSVC not automatically restart the daemon if the
child process throws a fatal error (e.g. OutOfMemoryError - resulting in a dead daemon) or
similarly the JVM aborts (bug etc.).
> In any case the attached patch goes slightly further and provides a '-restarts n' option
which can be set to:
> -1 (infinite, also the default and mirrors existing behaviour)
> 0 (one-shot mode) up to (MAX_INT-1) fixed restart count and specific to the platform.
> The patch is just an example of how it could be done.
> Note that the intention here is to limit the restart count for successive fatal errors
- not for controlled restarts initiated by the administrator via a signal, which actually
resets the counter

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