Bug#316321: Fixed in 2.0.55-4.2?
I think this bug is at least fixed in 2.0.55-4.2.
I looked at the initscript of apache2 and found this as reload:
log_begin_msg "Reloading apache 2.0 configuration..."
if $APACHE2CTL graceful $2 ; then
it does a graceful restart, without interrupting the current
It doesn't do anything if the configuration files are broken (it does a
configtest before the reload) and if they aren't broken the apache is
If the apache doesn't run, apache is started.
I think this is a good behaviour of the initscript and think the bug can