[OpenWrt-Devel] can netifd automatically restart a service?

Bruno Randolf br1 at einfach.org
Thu Jun 11 04:20:59 EDT 2015

On 06/11/2015 07:32 AM, Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos wrote:
> In issue 574 [0] there is a big discussion of the behavior of
> transmission in openwrt. To summarize it:
> * By default when transmission downloads, it may crash the router due to
> high memory consumption and OOB. That crash may lead to reboot or not.
> * To avoid that, some memory limitations can be set (such as disabling
> overcommit), and then transmission will exit, but the router would be
> functional.
> I think the 2nd is quite a reasonable approach as it is more important
> to keep the router up and running than transmission (or any other
> individual service). However, a way to reduce the impact would be for
> netifd to restart transmission if crashed. Can that be done already, or
> inittab is the only option?

procd can do that. E.g. a sample init.d/service file:

#!/bin/sh /etc/rc.common



start_service() {
	procd_set_param command $PROG
	procd_set_param file $CONFFILE
	procd_set_param respawn

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