Should libapache2-mod-shib2 restart Apache?

Ferenc Wagner wferi at
Wed Jan 13 15:56:36 UTC 2010

"Scott Cantor" <cantor.2 at> writes:

> Russ Allbery wrote on 2010-01-09:
>>> Does that change the bits running inside any of the child processes?
>> It does an apache2ctl graceful, which respawns all the child processes, so
>> I *think* so, but I never was entirely clear on how much apache2ctl
>> graceful does and whether it reloads modules.
> Me either. The problem is that I'm pretty sure the master process is what
> loads the modules, and the children are forked, so that would suggest they
> wouldn't be reloaded.

They aren't.  The server keeps using the original shared libraries until
you restart it.

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