NGINX is shutting down immediately in windows

Maxim Dounin mdounin at
Mon Dec 23 16:09:34 UTC 2019


On Mon, Dec 23, 2019 at 09:51:21AM -0500, dviswanath wrote:

> Hi Team,
> When I am running NGINX on windows directly(not from service), the process
> is shutting down immediately. The log says "[alert] 82540#89652: the event
> "ngx_master_82540" was not signaled for 5s".
> When we run with master_process off; NGINX is running properly but the
> problem is making master_process off; is not preferable as per documentation
> and one more problem is configuration cannot be reloaded.
> Can you please suggest me the way to proceed further as I am stuck and not
> able to use NGINX in windows at all.

The message in question suggests that nginx worker processes fails 
to start in 5 seconds (or fails to signal it was able to start for 
some reason).  To find out why exactly this happens you may want 
to configure debug logging, see here:

One possible reason which might cause this is an attempt to use 
password-protected SSL private keys on Windows without 
ssl_password_file configured.

Maxim Dounin

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