I have a systemd service that displays the following error
service start request repeated too quickly, refusing to start
I understand that the service is configured to restart on failure and it is restarting again and again. But when exactly does it refuse to restart ? Is there a limit or number that defines it ?
Moreover, what does
too quickly exactly mean, is it a limit of number of restarts in a given period of time ?
The default limit is to allow 5 restarts in a period of 10 seconds If a service goes over that threshold due to the
Restart= config option in the service definition, it will not attempt to restart any further.
The rates are configured with the
StartLimitBurst= options and the
Restart= option controls when SystemD tries to restart a service.
More info in
man systemd.unit and
man systemd.service .
systemctl daemon-reload to reload unit configuration.