webmin process stopped

over the past few days, when i try to login to my server via webgui: https://mydomain.com:10000

i get error no connection.

i ssh to box, and execute

[root@myhost log]# /etc/init.d/webmin stop
Stopping Webmin server in /usr/libexec/webmin
/etc/webmin/stop: line 4: kill: (7232) - No such process
[root@myhost log]# /etc/init.d/webmin start
[root@myhost log]#

Note when I try to stop there is no process.

If this just happened once I wouldn't be too worried about it, but it's happened 3 times over the past 2-3 days.

What logs should I be looking at to see why webmin stopped?

Thank you

Closed (fixed)


Howdy -- the most common cause of processes stopping, such as what you're seeing there, is a resource issue.

For example, if memory runs low, the Linux kernel will kill services in order to free up RAM.

Are you using a dedicated serveer, or a VPS? If it's a VPS, what type of VPS is it?

Also, what's the output of this command:

free -m

[root@myhost log]# free -m
             total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:           996        804        191          0         21        120
-/+ buffers/cache:        662        333
Swap:            0          0          0

Is there a log that shows the cause?

It looks like you have about 1GB of RAM, and much of that is used. Your server doesn't appear to have any swap.

I do suspect that's your issue -- most likely your system ran low on RAM, and killed the Webmin process to free up some RAM.

We'd suggest making more RAM available on your server -- you could do that either by adding RAM, or by reducing the number of services running on your server.

makes sense. you can close this

Automatically closed -- issue fixed for 2 weeks with no activity.