nginx restart trouble

Gena Makhomed gmm at
Mon Aug 31 18:49:03 MSD 2009

On Monday, August 31, 2009 at 15:42:36, Juergen Gotteswinter wrote:

JG> i got some problems with nginx when a "/etc/init.d/nginx restart" is
JG> beeing done. Sometimes Nginx (doesnt matter which version... 0.6.x & 
JG> 0.7.x seem to be affected) dies. Sometimes i see processes which are 
JG> called "nginx shutting down" which keep running for minutes.

yes. this is bug in CentOS/EPEL nginx initscript.

JG> at the moment i fixed it with a sleep 1s in the nginx init script,
JG> but that couldnt be a final solution.

JG> OS is CentOS5

you never need "service nginx restart".
better solution is use "service nginx reload",
or "service nginx force-reload" (online upgrade).

fixed CentOS nginx initscript in attach.

Best regards,
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