[rabbitmq-discuss] Really bizarre startup issue...

Matthias Radestock matthias at rabbitmq.com
Thu May 6 22:48:08 BST 2010


Robert Nickel wrote:
> rabbitmq-server is not getting invoked according to the output in
> /var/log/rabbitmq/startup*.
> I added an echo and set -x to the script and got nothing.

The logging could possibly go astray; I suggest you add something like a 
'touch /tmp/foo' right at the beginning to serve as a "got here" marker.

The {node_start_failed,normal} error you are seeing in the logs 
indicates that the rabbit_multi erlang code is attempting to invoke the 
rabbitmq-server script but that either somehow fails or at least doesn't 
result in a running rabbit server. It's very unusual for that to happen 
and not result in some errors in the startup logs. I cannot think of an 
easy way of tracking down the cause w/o hacking on the rabbitmq_multi 
erlang code.


More information about the rabbitmq-discuss mailing list