[rabbitmq-discuss] Failure starting rabbitMQ broker

Simon MacMullen simon at rabbitmq.com
Mon Mar 5 10:14:12 GMT 2012

Hi Alvin. Unfortunately the erl_crash.dump file is rarely particularly 
useful in these circumstances. If you still have the log file around 
from when the failure occurred that would be much more useful.

Cheers, Simon

On 02/03/2012 5:35PM, AlvinRMQ wrote:
> I have a 2 node rabbitMQ cluster that has been running for a few months. The
> nodes restart every morning but today the master node failed to start
> properly with the following error message in the erl_crash.dump:
> =erl_crash_dump:0.1
> Mon Feb 27 06:51:13 2012
> Slogan: Kernel pid terminated (application_controller)
> ({application_start_failure,kernel,{shutdown,{kernel,start,[normal,[]]}}})
> System version: Erlang R14B04 (erts-5.8.5) [smp:8:8] [rq:8]
> [async-threads:30]
> Compiled: Mon Oct  3 19:19:39 2011
> http://old.nabble.com/file/p33397550/erl_crash.dump erl_crash.dump
> However, I was able to make it start after rebooting the machine again. I am
> running RabbitMQ 2.7.0 server on windows 7. I do not have experience with
> erlang. Can someone please explain to me what the error message means?
> Thanks.

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