SIGWINCH & aborting, a cleaner solution?

Igor Sysoev igor at
Thu Aug 18 08:42:41 UTC 2011

On Thu, Aug 18, 2011 at 10:29:40AM +0200, Félix Delval wrote:
> Hello,
> I am using nginx in a terminal as development server, not as a daemon.
> Each time nginx receives the SIGWINCH signals, it says : 2011/08/18 10:12:54
> [alert] 12887#0: aborting
> I have seen in a email from Igor Sysoev, that he advised to modify the
> source code and deactivate the
> handling<,6771>of the signal there.
> It works fine, but it doesn't seem to me as long-term
> reliable solution. I know I am not the only one who has been asking about
> this issue.
> Does somebody have solution that does not include patching?

Do you run with "daemon off" only or with master_process off" too ?
I think SIGWINCH should just be disabled in non-daemon mode.

Igor Sysoev

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