Restart chef run after changing chef_environment


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Hi - is there a good way to terminate current Chef run (within a recipe) after changing chef_environment and restart it from start, taking into account different environment-specific cookbook pinnings or attributes?

I would like to implement recipe that assigns node to specific chef environment (early in compilation phase) selected by external condition (in this case Scalr environment variable APP_ENV) and immediately restart Chef run

Code like this:

if ENV['APP_ENV'] != node['chef_envronment']
  node.normal['chef_envronment'] = ENV['APP_ENV']
  node.save
  Chef::Client.new.run
end

won’t work as spawned client will see parent and will wait until it exits…