nginx systemd reload service command skips configtest

Christ-Jan Wijtmans cj.wijtmans at
Sun Sep 27 16:27:18 UTC 2015

i can confirm systemd will stop nginx.

Live long and prosper,

Christ-Jan Wijtmans

On Sun, Sep 27, 2015 at 5:20 PM, nanaya <me at> wrote:
>> On Sat, Sep 26, 2015 at 11:03 PM, Per Hansson <nginx-forum at>
>> wrote:
>> > Hi, the "nginx.service" file shipped with systemd rpm's both in nginx's
>> > stable repository and epel for CentOS7 / RHEL7 do not perform a "configtest"
>> > when "systemctl reload nginx" is issued.
>> > So if there is an error in the configuration file nginx is killed but not
>> > started due to the faulty configuration.
> Pretty sure the original process won't be stopped in case of new faulty
> configuration when it gets a SIGHUP or SIGUSR2...
> (Unless systemd doing something else. I only tested by manually sending
> the signal to master process)
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