nginx reload causing dropped requests

Mike Bell mdb036 at
Fri Jan 21 06:08:02 MSK 2011

Apologies - having looked closer I see the bug is with my python test client
- python's httplib doesn't notice nginx has closed the connection - it's up
to the application code to retry in this case.


On 20 January 2011 17:45, Mike Bell <mdb036 at> wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm seeing dropped requests on nginx reload.  I'm using 0.8.53 compiled
> from source.
> My configuration is nginx as a proxy in front of (currently) 2 apache
> servers.
> It looks like if a client reuses a connection it had before the reload
> (HTTP/1.1 style), then the server doesn't handle the request - from tcpdump,
> I see the TCP connection is just reset with no response.
> Is this a known issue?  Is there some configuration option to stop the old
> worker processes from dieing until the connections have all timed out?
> Cheers,
> Mike
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