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Old 08-05-2004, 07:02 AM   #1
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Apache error


When I boot up my system apache doesn't seem to wanna load up. In webmin, when I click 'Start Apache' it comes back with:

Failed to start apache :
Starting httpd-perl: [ OK ]
Starting httpd2: [ OK ]

When I check the error_log in the httpd directory I see:

[Thu Aug 05 06:58:51 2004] [notice] suEXEC mechanism enabled (wrapper: /usr/sbin/apache2-suexec)
[Thu Aug 05 06:58:52 2004] [notice] Digest: generating secret for digest authentication ...
[Thu Aug 05 06:58:52 2004] [notice] Digest: done
[Thu Aug 05 06:58:53 2004] [error] Cannot allocate shared memory: (17)File exists

Does anyone have any idea why apache won't load? I have enough ram and plenty of hard drive space. Thanks in advance for any help.
Old 08-16-2004, 10:27 AM   #2
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I've experienced this too. Check your httpd.conf for SSL cache entries, and
then delete the relevant files. On my system I have this entry in the SSL
configuration section:

SSLSessionCache shm:/var/cache/mod_ssl/scache(512000)

So I have to delete /var/cache/mod_ssl/scache to bring the server back
online. -Gary


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