[Backgroundrb-devel] Capistrano and bdrb?

Jonathan Wallace jonathan.wallace at gmail.com
Fri Sep 12 13:29:11 EDT 2008

Your theory does not sound correct to me unless there is some
funkiness where monit is resolving the 'current' directory symlink

Maybe its possible a worker died on you?

On Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 6:01 AM, Ramon Miguel M. Tayag
<ramon.tayag at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hey all.  I ended up using monit to monitor backgroundrb.  It works
> great - it starts and restarts it (or so I thought) when specified.
> However, just now, I noticed that I was getting an invalid worker name
> error when trying to send out mail.
> I did some digging around and saw that my "script/backgroundrb start"
> has been on for quite a while (I did a "ps -ef | grep backgroundrb")
> and even if I did a "ruby script/backgroundrb stop" it still came out
> when I grepped it.
> I came to thinking that maybe when Capistrano changes the symlinks of
> the "current" folder to the latest release, the current backgroundrb
> script still points to the old release?  So when monit tries to
> restart backgroundrb after the deploy of code, it's telling the _new_
> script to stop and start, not the old currently running one.
> Is my theory right?  If so, how can I fix this?
> To fix this, for now, I rebooted the server.  However, this shouldn't
> be the case in the future :o
> I'm pasting my backgroundrb.monitrc file just in case (note I'm quite
> amateur): http://pastie.org/265841
> --
> Ramon Tayag
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