Bug 53117

Summary: Fedora "systemctl status httpd.service" says 'failed' after issuing a graceful command
Product: Apache httpd-2 Reporter: Joe Honton <joe>
Component: PlatformAssignee: Apache HTTPD Bugs Mailing List <bugs>
Status: RESOLVED INVALID    
Severity: normal    
Priority: P2    
Version: 2.2.22   
Target Milestone: ---   
Hardware: PC   
OS: Linux   

Description Joe Honton 2012-04-21 02:24:25 UTC
Beginning with Fedora 15, the command "service httpd status" is handled by the new systemd commands instead of the older SysVinit commands. These new commands use a syntax like "systemctl status httpd.service".

The new systemd commands work well to start, stop and display the status of httpd, but it does not support the graceful option.

As a workaround, I can still use the old command to gracefully reload the configuration files, and this works: the server reloads the configuration and continues to serve requests, but unfortunately the status command says otherwise:

# systemctl status httpd.service
httpd.service - The Apache HTTP Server (prefork MPM)
 Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/httpd.service; enabled)
 Active: failed since Fri, 20 Apr 2012 14:05:39 -0700; 4h 44min ago
 Process: 20019 ExecStop=/usr/sbin/httpd $OPTIONS -k stop (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
 Process: 26544 ExecReload=/bin/kill -HUP $MAINPID (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
 Process: 26543 ExecReload=/usr/sbin/httpd $OPTIONS -t (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
 Main PID: 1114 (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)
 CGroup: name=systemd:/system/httpd.service

When properly working the third line should read as:
 Active: active (running since Fri, 20 Apr 2012 14:05:39 -0700; 4h 44min ago
Comment 1 Jeff Trawick 2012-04-21 06:50:52 UTC
The report appears to be limited to scripts provided with Fedora, so report this to the Fedora project.