When you create a Chef custom resource, you can call other resources including custom resources you have created. For ease of use it can be convenient to use the same property name as the called resource use.
property :delay_mins, Fixnum, default: 3 reboot 'Hostname was changed' do reason reboot_reason delay_mins delay_mins action :request_reboot end
When you you execute the code, chef will display the following error message:
property delay_mins is declared in both reboot[Hostname was changed] and utils_reboot[hostname_reboot] action :request_reboot. Use new_resource.delay_mins instead.
To tell Chef that you want to use the property you have created in this custom resource, add new_resource. in front of your property:
property :delay_mins, Fixnum, default: 3 reboot 'Hostname was changed' do reason reboot_reason delay_mins new_resource.delay_mins action :request_reboot end