nginx reload failing: `object version does not match bootstrap parameter`

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http://serverfault.com – I added a server stanza to my virtual.conf, and now nginx seems to have a problem reloading the config. At this point I don't know what exactly is going wrong or how to debug better. Any help would be most appreciated. The config test succeeds: root@server:~# service nginx configtest nginx: the configuration file /etc/nginx/nginx.conf syntax is ok nginx: configuration file /etc/nginx/nginx.conf test is successful I'm tailing the logfile. Upon reload, the following error is logged. As far as I can see, the new config is not used. root@server:~# service nginx reload Reloading nginx: (HowTos)