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Internal error - failed to open session lockfile

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by sOliver, Jul 29, 2014.

  1. sOliver

    sOliver Active Member

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    Receing this error when trying to log into WHM:

    Also, it appears the entire system lost some permissions, as mod_security fails to write log files and I can no longer upload files.

    Very strange issue

    Any ideas where to start?


    EDIT: Definitely looks like a permission issue. The entire server seems to have lost permission to write file - how can this happen? Failing disk?
     
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  2. sOliver

    sOliver Active Member

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    Ok just to debug this I checked /cat/passwd

    apache user is missing - how criticial is it? Apache still runs as nobody so it seems to be working, but the apache user is missing

    On another WHM server I found apache:
    apache:x:48:48:Apache:/var/www:/sbin/nologin
     
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    Hello :)

    Could you elaborate more on what you mean by the server has lost permissions? For instance, can you create new files/directories or is the system in read-only mode?

    Thank you.
     
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