I have this question 504 Gateway Timeout even when Timeout is set to 600 that I can't figure out why it's not working for the whole evening and this morning, It's working just by restarting the server (shutdown -r now). Now, should I delete the question or just answer (or comment) it with "solved by restarting the whole server"

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    I would say delete it - it's not really a solution. – Iain Jan 9 at 6:13

Restarting is not a solution - it's just getting the symptoms out of the way, without resolving the actual underlying issue. If you're not going to go any further with figuring out the actual problem, I would recommend deleting the question instead.

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    If the problem is not actually solved, then theoretically it will come back. So the question still needs an answer. So it seems to me a good course is to edit the question with "restarting has caused the problem to go away, at least for now" and leave it for a more permanent answer. – Todd Wilcox Jan 9 at 20:54
  • so, let the question open until the time it occurred again and I updated it with more findings? – ariefbayu Jan 10 at 9:01
  • @ariefbayu It was my idea, and Todd explained the point better, but the community seem to not think like me – yagmoth555 Jan 10 at 17:13
  • @yagmoth555 yeah, no problem. I guess I'll just let it open and if the community think it should be deleted, I'll let them delete it. – ariefbayu Jan 11 at 1:49

I would post it, if you got that problem others might too, even if a simple restart resolved the issue.

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    thanks, posted the "solved by restarting" – ariefbayu Jan 9 at 2:49
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    Surely the goal here should be to have answers that solve the root cause so that people don't have to restart their production servers to 'fix' problems. – Iain Jan 9 at 6:27
  • @user449299 its a solution until a real solution is found. – yagmoth555 Jan 9 at 11:15
  • No, it's a band-aid until a real solution is found. A lousy one at that. – Twisty Impersonator Jan 26 at 4:27
  • @TwistyImpersonator It was my point, but the question is well wrote and can deserve a better answer later on is my idea, as we agree that if a reboot resolve the issue, the trouble will most probably come back – yagmoth555 Jan 26 at 16:57
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    @yagmoth555 it would be good to note that directly in your answer. – Twisty Impersonator Jan 26 at 16:59

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