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Starting php-cgi: spawn-fcgi: child signaled: 25

Does anybody know what this could mean? I'm trying to start php-cgi on CentOS.

The only thing I can say is that it was working before the hosting shut the server down for maintenance. I don't know if it's important, but nmap -v -sV localhost -p 9000 shows: 9000/tcp closed cslistener. Port 9000 should be open, right? Sorry to be so vague, I know almost nothing about this stuff. If you need more info, please ask in comments.

Edit: output of ulimit -a:

core file size          (blocks, -c) 0
data seg size           (kbytes, -d) unlimited
scheduling priority             (-e) 0
file size               (blocks, -f) unlimited
pending signals                 (-i) 32512
max locked memory       (kbytes, -l) 32
max memory size         (kbytes, -m) unlimited
open files                      (-n) 1024
pipe size            (512 bytes, -p) 8
POSIX message queues     (bytes, -q) 819200
real-time priority              (-r) 0
stack size              (kbytes, -s) 10240
cpu time               (seconds, -t) unlimited
max user processes              (-u) 32512
virtual memory          (kbytes, -v) unlimited
file locks                      (-x) unlimited
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According to man 7 signal, on x86 hardware signal 25 is SIGXFSZ "File size limit exceeded".

Update your question with the output of ulimit -a (from whatever shell you're trying to start php-fpm from)

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I addded the output of ulimit -a. – pt2ph8 Apr 29 '11 at 16:17
@p2ph8 ok, it's not a ulimit problem. Can you check your log files and make sure they haven't grown too large? (2GB is the maximum file size for any 32-bit program without largefile support) – DerfK Apr 29 '11 at 16:22
that was it man! The error log was 2GB. Thanks! – pt2ph8 Apr 30 '11 at 6:56

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