Question about restarting nginx

oscaretu . oscaretu at
Fri Jan 3 20:45:38 UTC 2014


One question comes to my mind: Why doesn't nginx write something to the
error log file when it restarts? (for example, with kill -HUP), just as
Apache does.

For example, in Apache, after kill -HUP $apache_pid, I can see in the error
log file:

[Tue Jan 22 11:42:50 2013] [notice] SIGHUP received.  Attempting to restart
[Tue Jan 22 11:42:51 2013] [notice] Digest: generating secret for digest
authentication ...
[Tue Jan 22 11:42:51 2013] [notice] Digest: done
[Tue Jan 22 11:42:52 2013] [notice] Apache/2.2.14 (Unix) PHP/5.3.1
mod_apreq2-20090110/2.7.1 mod_perl/2.0.4 Perl/v5.10.1 configured --
resuming normal operation

This way I can easily check if everything has gone OK in the restart, just

kill -1 $(cat; tail -f error_log

Can this be added by default to nginx? Or there is any other simple form to
check that a restart has gone well?



Oscar Fernandez Sierra
oscaretu at
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