Systemd RestartSec=42s

hi,

what is the purpose of having 42 seconds delay before executing consul restart in systemd ?

I see this in many guides on internet and even in Hashicorp tutorials:

What is the idea behind this long delay ?
Is it still relevant for new Consul versions ?

Can it be set to default ‘100ms’ or to ‘1s’ ? What would be the impact or possible issue doing so ?

:laughing: Why 42? Most likely because of:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/42_(number)#The_Hitchhiker’s_Guide_to_the_Galaxy

… but let’s wait for the official answer from HashiCorp! :smile: