98: Address already in use

Maxim Dounin mdounin at mdounin.ru
Tue Apr 19 19:20:43 MSD 2011


On Tue, Apr 19, 2011 at 09:14:48AM -0400, slowgary wrote:

> Last night I stopped and started nginx and it resolved the issue.
> nginx -t
> the configuration file /etc/nginx/nginx.conf syntax is ok
> configuration file /etc/nginx/nginx.conf test is successful
> It really seems that somehow nginx couldn't realize that nginx itself
> was bound to those addresses.

As I already said - the problem is that EADDRINUSE error was 
returned on listen() call for some reason, not on bind() as it 
should.  This is itself POSIX violation, but I believe we don't 
mind adding Linux-specific workaround if the problem is common and 

So the real question is "how this may happen?".  So far I wasn't 
able to reproduce it even on exactly the same OS.  Please let us 
know if you will be able to reproduce it.

Maxim Dounin

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