Solving a 500 error

Steve Holdoway steve at
Tue Oct 1 22:01:48 UTC 2013

On Tue, 2013-10-01 at 22:57 +0100, Ian Hobson wrote:
> On 01/10/2013 20:36, Jonathan Matthews wrote:
> > To be fair, chap, you're the one who has access to the log files! What
> > do *they* say?
> They tell me nothing new. 
> When I change a static file, I get a 500 error on the next static file
> I request - even if it is not the file I have changed.
> Sometimes I get two consecutive 500 errors, sometimes only one. 
> I'm still mystified as to why I should get any at all - and why on
> unchanged files?
> Regards
> Ian

To reiterate what Jonathan said... you have nginx and system logs. Next
time you get the error, how about just tailing the last 50 lines from
all logs that have changed?

Also have you gone over the basics: disks full, out of inodes, enough
open files, etc.

Steve Holdoway BSc(Hons) MIITP
Skype: sholdowa

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