[ClusterLabs] systemd: xxxx.service start request repeated too quickly

Andrei Borzenkov arvidjaar at gmail.com
Tue Aug 4 10:48:07 EDT 2015

On Tue, Aug 4, 2015 at 4:57 PM, Juha Heinanen <jh at tutpro.com> wrote:
> Andrei Borzenkov writes:
>> Not sure I really understand the question. If service cannot run
>> anyway, you can simply remove it from configuration. You can set
>> target state to stopped. You can unmanage it. It all depends on what
>> you are attempting to achieve.
> I want pacemaker/corosync to give up automatically after a few failed
> restarts rather that filling the disk with megabytes of syslog entries.
> Also, I want to add some delay to the restart attempts so that systemd
> does not complain about too quick restarts.

This is outside of pacemaker control. "Service respawning too rapidly"
means systemd itself attempts to restart it. You need to modify
service definition in systemd to either disable restart on failure
completely and let pacemaker manage it or at least add delay before
restarts. See man systemd.service, specifically RestartSec and Restart

>                                                                     Now even if the mysql
> database would become available, the service does not start, because
> systemd tells that restart attempt by pacemaker/corosync is too quick.

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