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Oracle HTTP Server (OHS), RHEL 5.3, Dell hardware

Oracle has a modified version of Apache2 for use with web-enabled components in its product suite. The apachectl start command just hangs, even configtest hangs! Not sure what it is waiting for. How does one go about troubleshooting this?

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Run

strace -f apachectl start

and see what the last dozen lines or so are trying to do. The output is a little bit crazy, so you might update your question with the output, and maybe someone can help.

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It was waiting on a read from /dev/random. That led me to do some googling on Linux, entropy pool and the like and the problem is now solved. Thanks for the tip, never would have guessed. –  Vikas A May 4 '10 at 14:25
    
Awesome, glad I could help :-) –  Matt Simmons May 4 '10 at 15:25
    
Wow, super. You're sharper than a sack of wet mice, that's for sure. =) –  Wesley Jun 1 '10 at 21:35

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