notify master process

Reinis Rozitis r at
Mon Jan 11 18:59:18 MSK 2010

Rather than hacking the source or writing a module in my opinion its better 
to approach it from different side. For example to use inotify to monitor 
the config changes and to the 'nginx -s reload' on system level rather 
inside the webserver itself.
Eg get inotify-tools ( )  (should be 
more or less in all distros)  and use inotifywatch on the nginx.conf .


From: "dobe" <nginx-forum at>
Sent: Monday, January 11, 2010 11:58 AM
To: <nginx at>
Subject: notify master process

> hi all
> does anybody know if it is possible to execute code in the master process 
> of a running nginx by writing an nginx module. what i want to do is to 
> somehow  notify the master process from a worker proces (e.g. by changing 
> some state in shared memory) and then execute code with the master 
> process' user.
> actually what i want to do is to force a config reload, so i have to 
> signal the master, but the worker does not have the permission to do so.
> thanks in advance, bernd
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