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  1. #1

    Apache reload kills apache

    Since last week, every time I reload apache with /etc/init.d/apache reload the server dies:

    [notice] SIGUSR1 received. Doing graceful restart accept_mutex_on: Identifier removed
    [notice] Apache/1.3.33 (Debian GNU/Linux) mod_ssl/2.8.22 OpenSSL/0.9.7d mod_gzip/1.3.26.1a PHP/4.3.10-12 configured -- resuming normal operations
    [notice] Accept mutex: sysvsem (Default: sysvsem)
    [alert] Child 20340 returned a Fatal error... \nApache is exiting!

    To start it again I must do a "killall -9 apache" and "/etc/init.d/apache start". Any ideas of what is going on?

    Thanks,

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    What control panel you are using?
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    What does it say in your apache error log about it?
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    u could try calling the apachectl or httpd directly to see whats the error its showing .
    /usr/sbin/apachectl stop/start or call /usr/sbin/httpd
    That'll give you a more detailed error message

  5. #5
    I'm using Debian Sarge without control panel, and the error log is in my first post:

    [alert] Child 20340 returned a Fatal error... \nApache is exiting!

    That's all.

    I've changed the init script to send a HUP signal instead of USR1, and it seems to work now. But I don't know if this is the correct way to do it.

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