[OpenWrt-Devel] [PATCH] procd: Allow override of default respawn parameters

Helmut Schaa helmut.schaa at googlemail.com
Fri Sep 18 05:03:26 EDT 2015

Hi John,

On Fri, Sep 18, 2015 at 10:18 AM, John Crispin <blogic at openwrt.org> wrote:
> Hi
> On 18/09/2015 09:59, Helmut Schaa wrote:
>> and RESPAWN_RETRY_DEFAULT as parameters to cmake to change the
>> default respawn behavior.
> technically ok but why cant you tweak them in your packages initd script
> ? i am wondering what the use case is and if there are other possible
> solutions

In our tree we've patched most (maybe even all) services to respawn forever
(respawn_retry=-1). Including all OpenWrt provided services. Instead of keeping
these local modifications to several packages it's easier to just
override procds
default behavior.

I think there might be other people around running OpenWrt on headless boxes
where the respawn retry should not be limited by default. However,
this is of course
not suitable for a default OpenWrt box.

If there are good reasons not to include this in procd feel free to
drop this patch.
However, it causes zero runtime overhead and is quite simple.

As a followup I'd add a config flag for procd "respawn_forver_mode" or so that
just sets respawn_retry to -1.

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