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Fix Starting httpd: (98)Address already in use

Quick note for myself. Today I have to increase php upload maximum size in Centos server.

I got this error :

# /sbin/service httpd restart
Stopping httpd:                                            [FAILED]
Starting httpd: (98)Address already in use: make_sock: could not bind to address [::]:80
(98)Address already in use: make_sock: could not bind to address 0.0.0.0:80
no listening sockets available, shutting down
Unable to open logs
                                                           [FAILED]

 

Everything is fine and nothing change for configuration, the only strange is so many child process of apache.

# fuser 80/tcp
80/tcp:                398  1404  1546  2715  2762  2810  3750  4017  5110  5561  6714  7456  8079  8178  8179  8180  8665  8937  8938  8939  8947  8948  8949  8950  8951  8952  8953  8954  8955  8956  8959  8960  8977  8978  8979  9186 11382 13507 13547 13548 13574 13584 13587 13588 13589 14092 14570 15236 15742 20804 22014 23891 24560 24846 27136 27268 27269 27272 27996 29080 29268 29394 29395 29396 29803 30398 31883 32078 32555

Killall command is very suitable in this case :

# killall httpd

Try again :

# service httpd start
Starting httpd:                                            [  OK  ]

It works now 🙂