fastcgi_cache_purge line in config causes segmentation fault since 1.7.8 in nginx-extras

Valentin V. Bartenev vbart at
Tue Dec 16 10:47:53 UTC 2014

On Tuesday 16 December 2014 05:36:38 talkingnews wrote:
> Hello;
> for many months I've been running the config shown here:
> This morning, I apt-get upgraded and got nginx 1.7.8 and a load of dead
> sites. running nginx -t gave me a segmentation fault (core dumped) error.
> After a whole load of panicking and commenting one line out at a time, I
> finally tracked it down to this section:
> location ~ /purge(/.*) {
>     fastcgi_cache_purge WORDPRESS "$scheme$request_method$host$1";
>     }
> If I comment that out, I can start up wordpress and nginx -t doesn't core
> dump.
> I can't see anything obvious in the release notes that would cause this,

Since you're using a lot of 3rd-party modules it's a good idea to
update them too.

  wbr, Valentin V. Bartenev

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