Cannot restart php7.0-fpm

eComEvo asked:

When I run the command sudo service php7.0-fpm restart I get nothing. Literally. It just goes to the next line instead of giving me the usual:

php7.0-fpm stop/waiting
php7.0-fpm start/running, process 27822

Same deal with start and stop options.

If I do sudo service --status-all I see [ + ] php7.0-fpm in the list.

Running php -v shows PHP (cli) ( NTS ) so I can confirm it is definitely running.

When I restart PHP service I see this in the /var/log/php7.0-fpm.log:

[23-Sep-2016 16:32:39] NOTICE: Terminating ...
[23-Sep-2016 16:32:39] NOTICE: exiting, bye-bye!
[23-Sep-2016 16:32:39] NOTICE: fpm is running, pid 2884
[23-Sep-2016 16:32:39] NOTICE: ready to handle connections
[23-Sep-2016 16:32:39] NOTICE: systemd monitor interval set to 10000ms

No PHP related errors in the syslog.

Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS

What might be going on here?

My answer:

Ubuntu (finally) switched to systemd with 16.04 LTS.

Under systemd, there is no output when you manually start or stop a service, and the request succeeds. There is only output when a service fails to start/stop.

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