how to track down an nginx crash

Payam Chychi pchychi at
Fri May 22 04:51:44 MSD 2009

On Thu, May 21, 2009 at 4:17 PM, Michael Shadle <mike503 at> wrote:
> Igor would probably ask at this point for a debug log.
> If this continues to happen I would compile nginx --with-debug and
> have a way to log when it crashes if you can. You can limit who
> triggers debugging by IP too by using debug_connection, otherwise you
> will have immensely large logfiles, but at least you'd possibly be
> able to track down the event and have the info Igor would probably be
> able to pick apart.
> On Thu, May 21, 2009 at 3:30 PM, Payam Chychi <pchychi at> wrote:
>> nginx/0.7.54  with SSL

Great advice, ill setup the debugging tonight as im sure the issue
will return in time. I am using nginx as a part of ddos mitigation
system so it really pushes all resources to the limit :)

Thanks again

Payam Tarverdyan Chychi
Network Security Specialist / Network Engineer

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