Reloading services after SIGHUP

Peter Samuelson peter at
Wed Mar 1 06:41:15 GMT 2000

[Drenning Bruce]
> running 2.05a on red hat 6.1
> I get a lot of these in my logs:
> smbd/process.c:timeout_processing(868) Reloading services after SIGHUP.

What is "a lot"?  It's perfectly normal to get these about once a day.

I've never used Red Hat Linux, but my guess is that you have a cron job
running every now and then that sends a SIGHUP to all your important
daemons, to make them close and reopen their log files -- important for
log rotation.  (If the program never closes and reopens its log file,
it is hard or impossible to replace that file with a new, empty file
(so you can move and/or compress the old file) without race conditions
that cause you to lose log entries.)


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