On a remote host I have an Apache web server running, and I noticed it has been restarted this morning, as the error log shows :
[Sun Feb 16 07:56:26 2014] [notice] Graceful restart requested, doing restart
I don't think it has been provoked by a human regarding the time of restart, so I am wondering :
- What is a "graceful restart request", and what triggers it ?
- Is it really needed or is it a better idea to disable it (if I find the culprit) ?
It may be a log-related issue, as the most recent error log files terminates with that line...