[Backgroundrb-devel] Restarting BackgrounDRb Means Restarting Mongrel?

hemant gethemant at gmail.com
Mon Jun 16 21:34:05 EDT 2008

On Mon, Jun 16, 2008 at 11:58 PM, Ian Lesperance
<ian.lesperance at gmail.com> wrote:
> I've noticed that I can never just restart BackgrounDRb by itself.  As soon
> as I do that, Mongrel can no longer pass requests off to it.  The only way
> to get it working again is by restarting Mongrel.  As annoying as that may
> be, I suppose I could justify it to myself, since BackgrounDRb is
> essentially resetting itself and its connections.
> But what seems odd is that Mongrel (or, rather, MiddleMan) doesn't seem to
> notice that it's requests aren't getting through.  That is, no errors are
> ever thrown.  The requests just die silently.
> Is this the expected behavior?  Shouldn't MiddleMan notice that it's
> connection to BackgrounDRb just got severed?  Or am I missing something?

Are you running svn version of the plugin?


In git version essentially a new clean connection is made for each
request and hence you shouldn't see above mentioned problem. Please
try upgrading and let me know, how it went?

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