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Systemd adds filesystem mount tool

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Re: I've forgotten...

"Investigating would be a good idea. In fact it's such a good idea that the correct sequence is investigate, fix, restart. In that circumstance is it a good idea to have some automated process restart it before the admin has chance to look at the problem? Apart from the impediment to investigating the cause of failure there's a chance that the automated restart might corrupt data. If the process fails on restart we have the prospect of systemd running round like an ADHD child repeatedly crashing the system."

Or it could've just hiccuped, which tends to happen more often than you think. Or perhaps it was just accidentally killed in some way. Put it this way. A single failure can be a fluke. But if the restart fails, then perhaps you should look into it. If you're worried about the restart corrupting things, you should be more worried about the running process corrupting things, too, which no checking system will detect.

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