Nginx does not re-open log files on SIGUSR1.

Piotr Sikora piotr.sikora at
Mon Jan 3 15:54:02 MSK 2011


> Before I had 700 root:root on /var/log/nginx because I am a little 
> paranoid and I saw no real reason to add workers there since master 
> process, running as root, is writting there.

You need at least 711, otherwise workers won't be able to open files in that 

Best regards,
Piotr Sikora < piotr.sikora at >

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