Reloading services after SIGHUP

Drenning Bruce bdrenni at
Wed Mar 1 13:07:11 GMT 2000

by "a lot" I mean 8 to 10 an hour.

> [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.)
> Peter

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