I have a server that uses the shibboleth2 shibd daemon to allow remote authentication to a database.
The daemon reads a very large federation metadata file on starting/reloading (circa 34MB). This needs several minutes to process.
Previously it completed within the systemctl timeout limit of 90 seconds. It is noe exceeding this limit.
I have attempted to extend the systemctl timeout without success by editing /etc/systemd/system.conf in the following way:
This should override the default timeout of 90 seconds.
I then ran
systemctl daemon-reload systemctl daemon-reexec
to attempt to reload systemctl configuration itself to enable the new timeout.
However the timeout appears to have remained the same, and the command
systemctl start shibd
Times out after about 5 minutes
Are there any suggestions as to what is going on here? I have not retried simply rebooting the server yet as it is a production server and would affect multiple applications.