[TriLUG] wacky server behavior
brian at strutmasters.com
Tue Oct 12 09:06:26 EDT 2004
I'm really piqued by the Ctrl key thing. Is pressing Ctrl a particular
hotkey that I just don't know about (entirely likely)? Otherwise, why Ctrl?
What does pressing Ctrl do that one might be able to automate, if another
solution fails to present itself?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jason Tower" <jason at cerient.net>
To: "Triangle Linux Users Group discussion list" <trilug at trilug.org>
Sent: Tuesday, October 12, 2004 9:00 AM
Subject: Re: [TriLUG] wacky server behavior
> it's a permanent hang, i waited for 15 minutes and it didn't start
> without pressing ctrl for several seconds, after which it started right
> On Tuesday 12 October 2004 07:46, Chris Knowles wrote:
> > Well, I've seen boxes where apache takes *forever* to start, usually
> > because of a problem figuring out what its host name is. There's
> > nothing in the logs that implies a problem?
> > (I'm talking about a 3 minute "hang" while apache spins it's wheels.)
> > Though that Ctrl thing is a little crazy.
> > May not have any help, but you've got my sympathy. I'll be
> > interested in what really fixes it.
> > CJK
> > On Mon, 2004-10-11 at 22:04, Jason Tower wrote:
> > > compaq 1850R server, fresh mandrake 10 install w/ apache2. if the
> > > server is booted w/ apache disabled, it boots fine, i can login and
> > > run 'service httpd start' and everything works properly.
> > >
> > > however, if i 'chkconfig httpd on' and reboot, it will hang while
> > > starting apache. if i ssh in and run 'ps aux|grep httpd' this is
> > > the result:
> > >
> > > root 2799 0.5 0.3 2856 1592 ? S 20:49
> > > 0:00 /bin/sh /etc/rc3.d/S92httpd start
> > > root 2943 0.0 0.1 1584 516 ? S 20:49 0:00
> > > initlog -q -c httpd2 -f /etc/httpd/conf/httpd2.conf
> > > root 2944 1.2 0.5 8812 2748 ? S 20:49 0:00
> > > httpd2 -f /etc/httpd/conf/httpd2.conf
> > >
> > > so something in init script or init itself is hanging. now, here's
> > > the oddest part: if i go to the physical console and hold down the
> > > ctrl key for a few seconds, httpd finishes starting and the server
> > > is 100% up a few seconds later. i've installed mandrake 10 on over
> > > a dozen servers and have never seen this problem. hell, my -own-
> > > server is an 1850R w/ mdk10 and it works fine w/ apache. i am
> > > baffled by this behavior.
> > >
> > > this is a big problem as this machine is supposed to be a mail and
> > > web server. it won't boot with apache enabled, and it won't serve
> > > up web content with it disabled. anyone have any thoughts? no
> > > joke, $20 to the first person who can help me figure out how to
> > > make this thing boot w/ apache enabled.
> > >
> > > jason
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