Nginx old worker process not exiting on reload

Philip Walenta philip.walenta at
Wed Oct 5 11:05:13 UTC 2016

The only thing I ever experienced that would hold an old worker process open after a restart (in my case config reload) were websocket connections.

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> On Oct 5, 2016, at 5:59 AM, Sharan J <jsharan15 at> wrote:
> Hi,
> While reloading nginx, sometimes old worker process are not exiting thereby, entering into "uninterrupted sleep" state. Is there a way to kill such abandoned worker process? How can this process be avoided?
> We are using nginx-1.10.1
> Thanks,
> Santhakumari.V
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