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From "Jacob Coby" <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] cron jobs kill apache
Date Fri, 13 Dec 2002 16:34:05 GMT
> Ummm...I would read the man on killall. you are basically telling the OS
> to kill apache! If you do not tell it to restart it, then, well, apache
> will be down.

Actually, the problem is that apache isn't getting the signal, he needs to
pass in the full path:

/usr/bin/killall -HUP /usr/local/apache/bin/httpd

> I would suggest using the init.d script and sending a 'reload' or
> 'graceful' signal which will force Apache to reread the configs and
> reopen the inode on the logs.

HUP is reload, USR1 is graceful.


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