How can i fix service-start-limit-hit?

Posted October 31, 2019 5.3k views

How can i fix:

gunicorn.socket - gunicorn socket
Loaded: loaded (/etc/systemd/system/gunicorn.socket; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
Active: failed (Result: service-start-limit-hit) since Wed 2019-10-30 19:25:47 UTC; 10h ago
Listen: /run/gunicorn.sock (Stream)

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I could suggest trying to restart the service and see if this makes any difference.

If this does not help, I would recommend checking your logs for more information on what exactly the underlying problem is.

If you are unsure feel free to share the error logs here so I could try to advise further.


  • i am facing the same problem ,when i type :
    sudo journalctl -u gunicorn.socket

    it throws me the *error *

    ubuntu-s-1vcpu-1gb-blr1-01 systemd[1]: gunicorn.socket: Failed with result ‘service-start-limit-hit’.

    When i inspected *syslog *i found

    ubuntu-s-1vcpu-1gb-blr1-01 kernel: [35777.305422] [UFW BLOCK] IN=eth0 OUT= MAC=“mymacaddress” SRC=“myip” DST=“serversip” LEN=40 TOS=0x08 PREC=0x20 TTL=240 ID=32200 PROTO=TCP SPT=49185 DPT=3389 WINDOW=1024 RES=0x00 SYN URGP=0

    what should i do now