Apache not starting: 8098 segmentation fault (core dumped) $HTTPD -k $ARGV

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System is running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 7.7 (Maipo). I received this message whenever I start my apache service: 8098 segmentation fault (core dumped) $HTTPD -k $ARGV. I ran configtest on Httpd.conf file and there are no Syntax errors. Webserver is down and cannot be started.


Very broadly, a segmentation fault happens when a process tries to access memory it's not allowed to.

The reasons for this can be varied, but generally they are considered bugs.

Good idea to check the config, that would be my first step too. The next investigation steps are quite in-depth and not really within the scope of a Customer Portal Discussion like this.

If you're using an Apache supplied and supported by Red Hat, please open a support case.

If not, then pursue with the supplier of that third-party Apache.

It helps to remember that not all config is in httpd.conf. Any .conf file under the httpd/conf.d/ folder is applied when you try to start Apache.