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Lock management: Obtain lock failed

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why do i keep getting this over and over

Lock management: Obtain lock failed
 - (ERROR:   01ff00000000000f): Lock /etc/virtualhosting/locks/weblogs is currently held by process 21161 with start time 272685

Lock management: Obtain lock warning
 - (WARNING: 01ff00000000000e): Stole lock /etc/virtualhosting/locks/weblogs from dead process 28758 with start time 0
Reloading httpd: [  OK  ]
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Kamran Arshad earned 500 total points
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Hi,

Look and see if a process with the mentioned Process ID exists or not (using ps and grep or other tools).  If it IS there, then you're trying to restart something that's already going and you should kill the existing process if you really want to restart it.  Or it is NOT there and you have to figure out why its not freeing up its lock.  You should be able clear it, but there are a few different locking mechanisms, so that'd take a bit of digging in docs or source to determine what's appropriate.
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by:Sabrin
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could you be a little bit more specific? im not an expert in the unix enviroment,
so I would need a little bit of more help in how to fix this issue!
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