[Mongrel] restart - `exec': Operation not supported

Jason A. Hoffman jason at joyent.com
Mon Aug 28 21:00:12 EDT 2006

On Aug 28, 2006, at 5:52 PM, Joe Ruby wrote:
> Here's what I get:
> ~/rails $ which mongrel_rails
> /opt/local/bin/mongrel_rails
> ~/rails $ cd /opt/local/bin/
> Each command takes -h as an option to get help.
> I have been using just 'mongrel_rails' (with no path)
> in my Rails root dir. It starts and stops fine, just
> not restart.
> Joe

Are you doing something like

I move into a rails app

Jason-17% cd jasonrailsapp
Jason-17% ls
README          components      doc             public          tmp
Rakefile        config          lib             script          vendor
app             db              log             test

I start it

Jason-17% mongrel_rails start -d

Restarts fine
Jason-17% mongrel_rails restart
Sending USR2 to Mongrel at PID 305...Done.

I stop it
Jason-17% mongrel_rails stop
Sending TERM to Mongrel at PID 308...Done.

I become root
Jason-17% sudo -s

I start the process as root
Jason-17:~/Desktop/jasonrailsapp root# mongrel_rails start -d
Jason-17:~/Desktop/jasonrailsapp root# exit

I become a normal user and I try to restart and get an operation not  

Jason-17% mongrel_rails restart
154:in `kill': Operation not permitted (Errno::EPERM)
         from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/mongrel- 
mongrel_rails:154:in `send_signal'
         from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/mongrel- 
mongrel_rails:226:in `run'
         from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/mongrel- 
mongrel/command.rb:199:in `run'
         from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/mongrel- 
         from /usr/local/bin/mongrel_rails:18

Is this being entirely run as you? Try doing a

sudo mongrel_rails restart

And see if that works for you.

- Jason

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