service restart question

Honza Horak hhorak at
Wed Jun 27 11:34:53 UTC 2012

On 06/26/2012 11:01 AM, Lennart Poettering wrote:
> Also, if you use Restart=always and a service terminates during its
> initialization phase then we don't try restarts either (well, at least
> in theory, there might be a bug in this, too). We'd only restart it if
> it terminates during the normal runtime.

That sounds interesting, but I wonder how systemd can distinguish 
between initialization phase and normal runtime?


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