Starting php5-fpm appears to work, but checking the status immediately shows that it is not running:
[root@server ~]# service php5-fpm start
php5-fpm start/running, process 4516
[root@server ~]# service php5-fpm status
Even though I am able to load PHP pages (meaning that PHP-FPM must be running), the status sometimes reports as
It appears that there are processes running, but are these only the worker processes?
ps -aux |grep php
www-data 3552 0.0 0.7 338108 14960 ? S 05:43 0:00 php-fpm: pool www
www-data 3553 0.0 1.3 338168 27156 ? S 05:43 0:00 php-fpm: pool www
www-data 3554 0.0 1.1 337948 23020 ? S 05:43 0:00 php-fpm: pool www
www-data 3555 0.0 1.0 334108 20644 ? S 05:43 0:00 php-fpm: pool www
www-data 3556 0.0 1.1 337952 23032 ? S 05:43 0:00 php-fpm: pool www
I’m concerned that the master process is not working correctly. There is nothing being reported in the PHP-FPM log though.
[root@server ~]# tail /var/log/php5-fpm.log
[03-May-2014 06:19:32] NOTICE: configuration file /etc/php5/fpm/php-fpm.conf test is successful
service php-fpm status misreporting? Or is the master process actually stopped?
UPDATE: Rebooting the server causes PHP-FPM to start on boot and show as running, but issuing the reload or restart command causes it to go into the state described above. In it’s current condition, I have to reboot the server every time I change php.ini. The server is Ubuntu 14.04