Nginx 1.17.6 ignores kill -HUP

Luciano Mannucci luciano at
Fri Dec 20 17:21:42 UTC 2019

On Fri, 20 Dec 2019 16:23:26 +0100
Luciano Mannucci <luciano at> wrote:

> I have an istallation of nginx in a FreeBSD PPC64 server (running
> 11.3 RELEASE) which seems to ignore kill -HUP: it doesn't reload
> configuration and doesn't log the fact that kill has reached it, even
> if I set the debug level in error_log to "debug".
Further investigation: it does re-read the config.
It just doesn't log that it did it.

This may be a problem because *sometime* it doesn't reload the ssl
certificates not noticing that they have changed. 

Do I need to put something special in the conf file to achieve that?

Thanks again,

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