[Backgroundrb-devel] Can someone help with this error?

Raghu Srinivasan raghu.srinivasan at gmail.com
Fri May 16 21:18:59 EDT 2008

Hello all,

I get this intermittent error saying OpenURI::HTTPError. At the bottom of
the email is what is reported in my backgroundrb_server_<port>.log file. The
process_netflix_reviews method is parsing (in the background)  Netflix's RSS
feeds. This error also pretty much brings down the BDRb process and to
recover, I am forced to do a

./script/backgroundrb stop
./script/backgroundrb start

Once I've done this, it chugs along fine - even for the same URI it crashed
on last. Until at some point in the future it barfs on another URI and I
need to restart BDRb... This has been happening on and off for several days

Any pointers on what I am doing wrong?

Much appreciated - thanks!


/usr/lib/ruby/1.8/open-uri.rb:287:in `open_http': 500 Internal Server Error
        from /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/open-uri.rb:626:in `buffer_open'
        from /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/open-uri.rb:164:in `open_loop'
        from /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/open-uri.rb:162:in `catch'
        from /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/open-uri.rb:162:in `open_loop'
        from /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/open-uri.rb:132:in `open_uri'
        from /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/open-uri.rb:528:in `open'
        from /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/open-uri.rb:30:in `open'
        from /home/raghus/public_html/feedflix.com/ff/lib/netflix.rb:467:in`process_netflix_reviews'
         ... 21 levels...
        from /home/raghus/public_html/
        from ./script/backgroundrb:42:in `new'
        from ./script/backgroundrb:42
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