Nginx reload process in detail

Alex Samad alex at
Thu Apr 27 11:07:07 UTC 2017

Thats what support have advised me, reload finished the current request and
then closes the connection.  No longer honors the long lived


On 27 April 2017 at 19:21, shivramg94 <nginx-forum at> wrote:

> We have a persistent connection to Nginx on which we are issuing https
> requests. Now when we do a reload, the persistent connections (the requests
> which are already accepted) are failing as soon as the reload was issued.
> Those connections are being dropped. Is this the expected behavior?
> In the Nginx documentation, it was mentioned that the older worker process
> would continue to run untile they have served the accepted inflight
> requests
> and then would go down. But the actual behavior seems to be different as
> the
> persistent connections are being dropped as soon as a configuration reload
> was issued.
> To add to the above question, while reload was in progress, i am trying to
> establish a new connection and its not being established. Can't the new
> worker processes which were spawned as a result of configuration reload,
> straight away serve the incoming new connections?
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