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Apache needs restarting to work

Postby simmetry67 » 18. January 2011 16:41

I've noticed that after starting Apache, it will work for a while but then need restarting to work again. My installation is basically the default install. I've tried disabling virus protection but this has not worked. Please assist. Thank you for your assistance.
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Re: Apache needs restarting to work

Postby Sharley » 18. January 2011 22:12

Any clues in the \xampp\apache\logs\error.log file?
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Re: Apache needs restarting to work

Postby simmetry67 » 18. January 2011 23:03

I believe this is what was generated after I shut down and restarted:

[Tue Jan 18 16:21:48 2011] [notice] Parent: Received shutdown signal -- Shutting down the server.
[Tue Jan 18 16:21:48 2011] [notice] Child 2256: Exit event signaled. Child process is ending.
[Tue Jan 18 16:21:49 2011] [notice] Child 2256: Released the start mutex
[Tue Jan 18 16:21:50 2011] [notice] Child 2256: All worker threads have exited.
[Tue Jan 18 16:21:50 2011] [notice] Child 2256: Child process is exiting
[Tue Jan 18 16:21:51 2011] [notice] Parent: Child process exited successfully.
[Tue Jan 18 16:21:56 2011] [notice] Digest: generating secret for digest authentication ...
[Tue Jan 18 16:21:56 2011] [notice] Digest: done
[Tue Jan 18 16:21:57 2011] [notice] Apache/2.2.14 (Win32) DAV/2 mod_ssl/2.2.14 OpenSSL/0.9.8l mod_autoindex_color PHP/5.3.1 mod_apreq2-20090110/2.7.1 mod_perl/2.0.4 Perl/v5.10.1 configured -- resuming normal operations
[Tue Jan 18 16:21:57 2011] [notice] Server built: Nov 11 2009 14:29:03
[Tue Jan 18 16:21:57 2011] [notice] Parent: Created child process 5568
[Tue Jan 18 16:21:59 2011] [notice] Digest: generating secret for digest authentication ...
[Tue Jan 18 16:21:59 2011] [notice] Digest: done
[Tue Jan 18 16:22:00 2011] [notice] Child 5568: Child process is running
[Tue Jan 18 16:22:00 2011] [notice] Child 5568: Acquired the start mutex.
[Tue Jan 18 16:22:00 2011] [notice] Child 5568: Starting 150 worker threads.
[Tue Jan 18 16:22:00 2011] [notice] Child 5568: Starting thread to listen on port 443.
[Tue Jan 18 16:22:00 2011] [notice] Child 5568: Starting thread to listen on port 80.

Thank you for your assistance.
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Re: Apache needs restarting to work

Postby Sharley » 18. January 2011 23:12

That looks normal, no errors - you say you shut it down and restarted it and the log file reflects that. You need to look for entries after Apache stops by itself.

Look in the Windows Event Viewer under Applications and see if there are any clues why httpd.exe is stopping.

Check the error.log file immediately after Apache stops also temporarily disable your anti-virus scanner to see if that is affecting things - activate again the anti-virus scanner if it has no effect.
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Re: Apache needs restarting to work

Postby simmetry67 » 18. January 2011 23:25

I'm baffled,
The Event Viewer looks clean for Applications and System?
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Re: Apache needs restarting to work

Postby Sharley » 18. January 2011 23:30

These 'weird or what' issues are frustrating indeed.

Try this:
Open the XAMPP Control Panel, Stop Apache and MySQL if they are running and remove any ticks in the Svc boxes.

Then do a reboot and Start Apache and MySQL again but make sure there are no ticks in the Svc boxes.

See if Apache keeps running.
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Re: Apache needs restarting to work

Postby simmetry67 » 18. January 2011 23:36

That, was very good timing. Just before I read your post, I shut down MySQL; the reason being, I have Oracle XE running also. I hope that is the issue. I'll test it for a while and post the results. Thanks.
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Re: Apache needs restarting to work

Postby Sharley » 18. January 2011 23:40

If it was a MySQL conflict then look in the \xampp\mysql\data\mysql.err file for any clues, by dragging it into your text editor.
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Re: Apache needs restarting to work

Postby simmetry67 » 18. January 2011 23:47

This is the complete mySQL error log:
I can't find the issue.

110116 11:51:22 [Note] Plugin 'FEDERATED' is disabled.
110116 11:51:22 InnoDB: Started; log sequence number 0 46409
110116 11:51:22 [Note] Event Scheduler: Loaded 0 events
110116 11:51:22 [Note] C:\xampp\mysql\bin\mysqld.exe: ready for connections.
Version: '5.1.41' socket: '' port: 3306 Source distribution
110116 12:03:31 [Note] C:\xampp\mysql\bin\mysqld.exe: Normal shutdown

110116 12:03:32 [Note] Event Scheduler: Purging the queue. 0 events
110116 12:03:33 InnoDB: Starting shutdown...
110116 12:03:34 InnoDB: Shutdown completed; log sequence number 0 46409
110116 12:03:34 [Note] C:\xampp\mysql\bin\mysqld.exe: Shutdown complete

110116 12:17:48 [Note] Plugin 'FEDERATED' is disabled.
110116 12:17:51 InnoDB: Started; log sequence number 0 46409
110116 12:17:52 [Note] Event Scheduler: Loaded 0 events
110116 12:17:52 [Note] C:\xampp\mysql\bin\mysqld.exe: ready for connections.
Version: '5.1.41' socket: '' port: 3306 Source distribution
110117 18:01:23 [Note] C:\xampp\mysql\bin\mysqld.exe: Normal shutdown

110117 18:01:24 [Note] Event Scheduler: Purging the queue. 0 events
110117 18:01:24 InnoDB: Starting shutdown...
110117 18:01:25 InnoDB: Shutdown completed; log sequence number 0 46409
110117 18:01:25 [Note] C:\xampp\mysql\bin\mysqld.exe: Shutdown complete

110117 22:02:47 [Note] Plugin 'FEDERATED' is disabled.
110117 22:02:48 InnoDB: Started; log sequence number 0 46409
110117 22:02:48 [Note] Event Scheduler: Loaded 0 events
110117 22:02:48 [Note] C:\xampp\mysql\bin\mysqld.exe: ready for connections.
Version: '5.1.41' socket: '' port: 3306 Source distribution
110117 23:12:40 [Note] C:\xampp\mysql\bin\mysqld.exe: Normal shutdown

110117 23:12:41 [Note] Event Scheduler: Purging the queue. 0 events
110117 23:12:41 InnoDB: Starting shutdown...
110117 23:12:42 InnoDB: Shutdown completed; log sequence number 0 46409
110117 23:12:42 [Note] C:\xampp\mysql\bin\mysqld.exe: Shutdown complete

110117 23:14:05 [Note] Plugin 'FEDERATED' is disabled.
110117 23:14:07 InnoDB: Started; log sequence number 0 46409
110117 23:14:08 [Note] Event Scheduler: Loaded 0 events
110117 23:14:08 [Note] C:\xampp\mysql\bin\mysqld.exe: ready for connections.
Version: '5.1.41' socket: '' port: 3306 Source distribution
110118 17:35:21 [Note] C:\xampp\mysql\bin\mysqld.exe: Normal shutdown

110118 17:35:22 [Note] Event Scheduler: Purging the queue. 0 events
110118 17:35:22 InnoDB: Starting shutdown...
110118 17:35:23 InnoDB: Shutdown completed; log sequence number 0 46409
110118 17:35:23 [Note] C:\xampp\mysql\bin\mysqld.exe: Shutdown complete
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Re: Apache needs restarting to work

Postby Sharley » 18. January 2011 23:56

That looks normal, no [error]s.

So only time will tell if Oracle was at fault.

Good luck and please let us know if you solve the mystery.

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