> This makes no sense. I mean, if you set up your system to restart automatically when exiting, sure, but think of how this would need to be documented.
The documentation simply state:
-DEXIT_ON_RESTART=true - exit jenkins when restarted instead of re-executing the process.
Another alternative, which is actually the current hack I use:
-DRESTART_PROGRAM=program - execute this program when restarting, default is argv of jenkins process.
This will enable setting the program to be /bin/true to achieve the same effect.
> If this is about
No it is not, because all the restart features of jenkins (for example post upgrade or plugin update) will not be available also when this issue is fixed.
This bug should be solved regardless to rescue a jenkins that is at the stage of restart with some failure.
Does it makes more sense now?