[rabbitmq-discuss] rabbitmq-server start not responding

Christos Stavrakakis stavr.chris at gmail.com
Mon Apr 2 15:34:20 BST 2012

On 04/02/2012 05:03 PM, Simon MacMullen wrote:
> On 02/04/12 09:04, Christos Stavrakakis wrote:
>> I am running two RabbitMQ 2.8.0-1 servers in cluster mode. After killing
>> the one server (kill -9),
>> I try to start it again with '/etc/init.d/rabbitmq-server start'.
>> Although the server seems to be working (I can see
>> it from the management plugin and I can send and receive messages) this
>> command never returns.
>> I looked at the rabbitmq-server script and I see that the program hangs
>> on the rabbitmqctl wait $PID_FILE command.
> Well, possibly. That *should* work.
> "rabbitmqctl wait $PID_FILE" is supposed to wait around until the 
> server has started (so that by the time "/etc/init.d/rabbitmq-server 
> start" returns you have a working rabbit). It will wait indefinitely for
> * The PID file to be written.
> * The PID in question to be an Erlang VM on which the rabbit 
> application has been started.
> So did the first one happen? Does the PID file exist, and does it 
> contain the PId of the Erlang VM?
> Cheers, Simon

Ok that makes sense! I finally found that my system had not a rabbitmq 
group and user, which is required. My mistake.


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