nginx reload causing dropped requests

SplitIce mat999 at
Fri Jan 21 06:09:55 MSK 2011

Ive seen this happen too. Ive always accepted it as something that happens
and not a bug. But yeah its an annoyance when you have a dynamically
configured server.

On Fri, Jan 21, 2011 at 12:45 PM, Mike Bell <mdb036 at> wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm seeing dropped requests on nginx reload.  I'm using 0.8.53 compiled
> from source.
> My configuration is nginx as a proxy in front of (currently) 2 apache
> servers.
> It looks like if a client reuses a connection it had before the reload
> (HTTP/1.1 style), then the server doesn't handle the request - from tcpdump,
> I see the TCP connection is just reset with no response.
> Is this a known issue?  Is there some configuration option to stop the old
> worker processes from dieing until the connections have all timed out?
> Cheers,
> Mike
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