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From Daniel Ruggeri <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Why is apache running after doing apachectl -k stop
Date Thu, 22 Mar 2012 22:45:59 GMT
On 3/22/2012 4:58 PM, Igor Cicimov wrote:
> Thats too fast not all threads can close in just miliseconds you know.
> Add "sleep 5" between stop and start and you should be fine.

The only concern with waiting for 5 seconds is that it might not be
enough if a request is still finishing up.

I often have the same problem. I implement this inside my apachectl
scripts after sending a shutdown signal:
while [ -f $PIDFILE];do echo sleep;sleep 1;done

It keeps the script spinning until httpd removes the pidfile and also
lets you know how many times it sleeps. This is particularly useful when
scripting startup/shutdowns.

Daniel Ruggeri

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