Error: No space left on device: mod_rewrite: Parent could not create RewriteLock file

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Ashlin
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Error: No space left on device: mod_rewrite: Parent could not create RewriteLock file

Post by Ashlin »

Hi,

I am getting below error on the apache error log. Please help

Apache error: No space left on device: mod_rewrite: Parent could not create RewriteLock

semget: [emerg] (28) No space left on device OR Apache: No space left on device: Couldn’t create accept lock



stark
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Re: Error: No space left on device: mod_rewrite: Parent could not create RewriteLock file

Post by stark »

Hi,

You will have to kill the active semaphore processes in order to start Apache service successfully.

To list the PIDs of the active semaphore processes

ipcs -s

If seen more than one process you use this script to delete all semaphores

ipcs -s | grep nobody | awk '{print $2}' | xargs -n 1 ipcrm sem


Try to restart apache now.



Brandon N
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Re: Error: No space left on device: mod_rewrite: Parent could not create RewriteLock file

Post by Brandon N »

Hi,

The above tweak will fix the issue temporarily as it will re-occur when Semaphores get full.


To fix this permanently, you can increase the limit of Semaphore in the server.

Add the following lines in the file /etc/sysctl.conf

kernel.msgmni = 1024
kernel.sem = 250 256000 32 1024


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Brandon N
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Ashlin
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Re: Error: No space left on device: mod_rewrite: Parent could not create RewriteLock file

Post by Ashlin »

Hi Brandon,

That's Works!
Many thanks



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