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gunicorn.socket: Failed with result 'service-start-limit-hit'

As i was following the guide https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-set-up-django-with-postgres-nginx-and-gunicorn-on-ubuntu-20-04

when i used

sudo journalctl -u gunicorn.socket
-- Logs begin at Mon 2021-05-31 02:03:42 UTC, end at Sat 2021-06-05 13:11:38 UTC. --
Jun 02 11:04:28 ubuntu-s-1vcpu-1gb-blr1-01 systemd[1]: Listening on gunicorn socket.
Jun 02 11:06:38 ubuntu-s-1vcpu-1gb-blr1-01 systemd[1]: gunicorn.socket: Failed with result 'service-start-limit-hit'.
Jun 02 11:12:10 ubuntu-s-1vcpu-1gb-blr1-01 systemd[1]: Listening on gunicorn socket.
Jun 02 15:01:32 ubuntu-s-1vcpu-1gb-blr1-01 systemd[1]: gunicorn.socket: Failed with result 'service-start-limit-hit'.
Jun 02 15:15:35 ubuntu-s-1vcpu-1gb-blr1-01 systemd[1]: Listening on gunicorn socket.
Jun 02 15:18:37 ubuntu-s-1vcpu-1gb-blr1-01 systemd[1]: gunicorn.socket: Failed with result 'service-start-limit-hit'.
-- Reboot --
Jun 02 15:20:08 ubuntu-s-1vcpu-1gb-blr1-01 systemd[1]: Listening on gunicorn socket.
Jun 02 15:22:28 ubuntu-s-1vcpu-1gb-blr1-01 systemd[1]: gunicorn.socket: Failed with result 'service-start-limit-hit'.
Jun 02 15:23:31 ubuntu-s-1vcpu-1gb-blr1-01 systemd[1]: Listening on gunicorn socket.
Jun 02 15:43:25 ubuntu-s-1vcpu-1gb-blr1-01 systemd[1]: gunicorn.socket: Failed with result 'service-start-limit-hit'.
Jun 02 15:46:44 ubuntu-s-1vcpu-1gb-blr1-01 systemd[1]: Listening on gunicorn socket.

my gunicorn.socket file

[Unit]
Description=gunicorn socket

[Socket]
ListenStream=/run/gunicorn.sock

[Install]
WantedBy=sockets.target

my gunicorn.service file

                                          
[Unit]
Description=gunicorn daemon
Requires=gunicorn.socket
After=network.target

[Service]
User=developer
Group=www-data
WorkingDirectory=/home/developer/myprojectdir
ExecStart=/home/developer/myprojectdir/myprojectenv/bin/gunicorn \
        --access-logfile - \
        --workers 3 \
        --bind unix:/run/gunicorn.sock \
        bharathwajan.wsgi:application

[Install]
WantedBy=multi-user.target

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This might be a cause of unexpected “lost connection”. A system reboot will fix everything.

Hi @apothecaryre,

It might be a good idea to look at the error message. Unfortunately, you only provided a fragment of the error message: Failed with result ‘service-start-limit-hit’.

Please check the complete error message. Maybe it already gets you on the right track. Without the error message, all we know is “something isn’t working”, and that can mean just about anything or everything. It’s generally a good idea to read and understand the error messages. Surprisingly more often than not, the error messages almost spell out what’s wrong. Having said that, if you need any further assistance once you have the error message, please do let us know, we’ll try to assist.