[Mongrel] mongrel stops responding after period of no use

Wilson Bilkovich wilsonb at gmail.com
Thu Aug 10 11:15:17 EDT 2006

On 8/10/06, Chris Hall <christopher.k.hall at gmail.com> wrote:
> I just moved from apache2/fcgi to apache2.2/mongrel and everything
> seems to work great except for 2 issues, one being major and one
> minor.
> the major issue i am experiencing is that after a period of time where
> my rails apps are not used, typically overnight, the mongrel processes
> become unresponsive.  I currently have 3 apps running behind an
> apache2.2 proxy.  every morning when i come in to work, all 3 apps no
> longer respond, either via apache or even if i try to connect directly
> to the port the app is running on.

I ran into this the other day. I'm fairly sure it's an Apache bug,
potentially this one:

I upgraded from 2.2.2 to 2.2.3, and it happens much less frequently now.

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