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From Kartik Vashishta <kartik.u...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] HTTPD asking for password after power failure
Date Thu, 11 Aug 2016 19:58:16 GMT
I have had mixed results with apachectl RESTART, try a stop and a start,
there is also a way to do a ../../bin/httpd -k (I think)

On Thu, Aug 11, 2016 at 2:56 PM, Erik Dobák <erik.dobak@gmail.com> wrote:

> `apachectl restart` hung for many, many minutes without any input, and
> I eventually quit it.
> thats a case for reinstall or discontinue.
> E
>
> On 30 July 2016 at 05:04, Nick Williams <nicholas@nicholaswilliams.net>
> wrote:
> > It took me a while to get back to this (it’s not a mission-critical
> server,
> > but I have hit a point where I really do need to get it working again).
> >
> > `apachectl restart` hung for many, many minutes without any input, and I
> > eventually quit it. I ran it again with `strace -Ff apachectl restart`.
> > Towards the end it had read all of the vhost config files and opened up
> the
> > request and error logs configured in them, and it read the media types
> > config file:
> >
> > [pid 22537] read(35, "# This file maps Internet media "..., 4096) = 4096
> >
> > But after that is where things got weird:
> >
> > [pid 22537] mmap(NULL, 8192, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE,
> > MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_ANONYMOUS, -1, 0) = 0x7f73aff27000
> > [pid 22537] open("/dev/random", O_RDONLY|O_CLOEXEC) = 35
> > [pid 22537] read(35, " p$\242\33\241", 1024) = 6
> > [pid 22537] read(35, "\205\31\345\274A\336", 1018) = 6
> > [pid 22537] read(35, "\335\16\7\370\343\311", 1012) = 6
> > [pid 22537] read(35, "\265\362\20}F\234", 1006) = 6
> > [pid 22537] read(35, "\223}\\\0+\242", 1000) = 6
> > [pid 22537] read(35,
> >
> > Each `read` line there took about a full minute. It’s spending FOREVER
> > reading from /dev/random. That led me to try to read from /dev/random,
> and
> > it is only generating a byte every few seconds. I don’t know why, but
> > /dev/random appears to be borked on this machine.
> >
> > I changed ssl-global.conf to use /dev/urandom instead of /dev/random,
> and it
> > started right up in a matter of seconds.
> >
> > I know this is now off-topic, but does anyone know why /dev/random would
> > suddenly be gathering almost no entropy? I have never had this problem on
> > this system before.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Nick
> >
> >
> > On Jul 16, 2016, at 9:56 PM, Frank Gingras <thumbs@apache.org> wrote:
> >
> > Try to use apachectl restart instead to bypass your init scripts. The
> latter
> > are likely to hide actual errors that would appear on STDERR.
> >
> > If apachectl restart still gives you that error, perhaps your distro
> mangled
> > it as well. Then, I would use strace with httpd -X to get the complete
> > picture.
> >
> > On Sat, Jul 16, 2016 at 6:47 AM, Nicholas Williams
> > <nicholas@nicholaswilliams.net> wrote:
> >>
> >> I have a server running OpenSUSE 42.1 with stock Apache HTTPD 2
> installed
> >> from the package manager. It has been running without issue for well
> over a
> >> year. We've restarted the service and the server since then without
> issue.
> >> The service always starts  on its own when the server boots.
> >>
> >> Last night we had a power failure. The sever came up fine. All services,
> >> including MySQL, started fine. No obvious issues appear anywhere. But
> HTTPD
> >> didn't start automatically. So I logged in to the server to investigate
> and
> >> try to start it.
> >>
> >> `service apache2 status` said FAILED with no details.
> >> `/var/log/apache2/error_log` showed nothing since the day before the
> power
> >> failure.
> >>
> >> `service apache2 start` hung for about 2 minutes, and then said FAILED
> >> with no details. `/var/log/apache2/error_log` still showed nothing
> since the
> >> day before the power failure. There was nothing in the system log since
> my
> >> log-in to the server.
> >>
> >> So I tried `strace -Ff service apache2 start`. The only thing I see
> >> suspicious is it calls open on `/run/systemd/ask-password-block`. It
> appears
> >> it times out after never receiving a password. But I have no idea why it
> >> would do that. None of my SSL certificates have passphrases, and I've
> always
> >> been able to start HTTPD without a password.
> >>
> >> I'm at a loss here. Any suggestions?
> >>
> >> Thanks,
> >>
> >> Nick
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> >
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