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I have vps running under (centos 5.8) with whm/cpanel

Straight to the point , apache going down every few hours and I need to restart it from cpanel ( restart services ) so it starts again

here's the apache error log :


[Sun Apr 22 13:22:32 2012] [notice] Graceful restart requested, doing restart

[Sun Apr 22 13:22:33 2012] [notice] seg fault or similar nasty error detected in the parent process

[Sun Apr 22 02:00:56 2012] [notice] Graceful restart requested, doing restart

[Sun Apr 22 02:00:56 2012] [error] (9)Bad file descriptor: apr_socket_accept: (client socket)

[Sun Apr 22 02:00:57 2012] [notice] seg fault or similar nasty error detected in the parent process

[Sun Apr 22 02:28:17 2012] [notice] suEXEC mechanism enabled (wrapper: /usr/local/apache/bin/suexec)

[Sun Apr 22 02:28:17 2012] [notice] ModSecurity for Apache/2.6.3 (ModSecurity: Open Source Web Application Firewall) configured.

[Sun Apr 22 02:28:17 2012] [notice] ModSecurity: APR compiled version="1.4.5"; loaded version="1.4.5"

[Sun Apr 22 02:28:17 2012] [notice] ModSecurity: PCRE compiled version="8.21"; loaded version="8.21 2011-12-12"

[Sun Apr 22 02:28:17 2012] [notice] ModSecurity: LUA compiled version="Lua 5.1"

[Sun Apr 22 02:28:17 2012] [notice] ModSecurity: LIBXML compiled version="2.7.8"

Loaded Modules: core_module (static)
authn_file_module (static)
authn_default_module (static)
authz_host_module (static)
authz_groupfile_module (static)
authz_user_module (static)
authz_default_module (static)
auth_basic_module (static)
file_cache_module (static)
cache_module (static)
mem_cache_module (static)
include_module (static)
filter_module (static)
deflate_module (static)
log_config_module (static)
env_module (static)
expires_module (static)
headers_module (static)
unique_id_module (static)
setenvif_module (static)
version_module (static)
proxy_module (static)
proxy_connect_module (static)
proxy_ftp_module (static)
proxy_http_module (static)
proxy_scgi_module (static)
proxy_ajp_module (static)
proxy_balancer_module (static)
ssl_module (static)
mpm_prefork_module (static)
http_module (static)
status_module (static)
autoindex_module (static)
asis_module (static)
info_module (static)
suexec_module (static)
cgi_module (static)
negotiation_module (static)
dir_module (static)
actions_module (static)
userdir_module (static)
alias_module (static)
rewrite_module (static)
so_module (static)
bwlimited_module (shared)
php5_module (shared)
security2_module (shared)
Syntax OK

I rebuilt apache and updated cpanel and the problem persists , can someone please tell me what I have to do or what does these errors mean. I really appreciate any help .

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If you could show the modules used it would be easier to give more detailed answer. Looks like some modules you use were built for different version and it causes segfaults.

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Modules added .. –  Alex Apr 22 '12 at 19:33

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