multi server failover setup

Chris Wanstrath chris at
Mon Oct 26 17:47:29 EDT 2009

On Mon, Oct 26, 2009 at 2:42 PM, Eric Wong <normalperson at> wrote:

>> We're currently not using this strategy. Perhaps in the future, but
>> currently we're still trying to completely isolate the various
>> services within our app - when nginx or Unicorn chokes presently, they
>> all do. Once that's fixed we'll begin looking into this or something
>> similar.
> By Unicorn choking you mean something in your app chokes, right? :)
> Is this something adding fail_timeout=0 in nginx can fix/workaround?

Yes, our app itself. Unicorn has been amazingly solid for us, as has nginx.

We've added fail_timeout=0 into our config as per your suggestion and
it's helped a lot. Still doesn't fix bugs in our app code though :)

Chris Wanstrath

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