Bug#497307: apache2.2-common: /etc/logrotate.d/apache2 should reload, not restart
On Fri, 5 Sep 2008, Stefan Fritsch wrote:
> > Am I going to run into these unspecified problems with
> > reload? It's just a PHP site with a few perl CGI's and no
> > mod_perl handlers.
> Uhh... Possibly.
> Some apache child processes may hang on reload. After many reloads,
> you may run into the max number of apache childs or exhaust your
> server's memory.
> The problem affects prefork and itk MPMs, but only if you use more
> than one listening socket. If you only listen on port 80, you should
> be safe.
Haha... but I am using SSL. So I am not only listening on
> If you are affected, a possible workaround may be to kill all apache
> child processes with "pkill -u www-data apache2" some time after the
> reload. But I haven't tried this.
Maybe the fix specified in the readme is not the correct
Perhaps removing the password from the certificate is the
only guaranted fix. sux0r!