A client reported a problem with my server over the weekend, although when I
checked it, it seemed ok. I've noticed some intermittent problems myself in the
meantime though, and had a better look around just now when I couldn't access
the webserver at all. I found that there were several httpd child processes
running, and these were handling requests sometimes, but they were orphaned - no
parent (root) httpd process. I couldn't kill httpd, so I had to kill these off
I'm wondering if this is just a regular f**k-up, or is it a Sign? It may be my
own fault - I have an idea that the last time I started httpd from init.d
instead of from apachectl, although I would have thought that this shouldn't
make a difference. But I've made a few changes to Apache (mod_ssl install,
mod_php upgrade), and I may not have upgraded the init.d script.
So was it me, or was it Just One Of Those Things?
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