The httpd Service Failed and Cannot be Restarted (Doc ID 2270039.1)

Last updated on JULY 06, 2017

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 5.11 with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel [2.6.39] and later
Linux x86-64

Symptoms

"service httpd restart" fails without any error in the output. A server reboot also couldn't fix the issue. e.g. :

# service httpd restart

Stop httpd [FAILED]
Start httpd [FAILED]

There was a lock file in the location /var/lock/subsys/httpd. Removed it and tried to restart the service, it failed again

# rm -f /var/lock/subsys/httpd

Killed all the processes if any using

# killall -9 httpd

Still had the same issue in restarting the service

Changes

 No Change done

Cause

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