[Mongrel] running mongrel in production on win32
Ball, Donald A Jr (Library)
donald.ball at nashville.gov
Tue Dec 19 11:23:59 EST 2006
> > I'm using mongrel-0.3.13.3-mswin32, the latest publicly available
> > mswin32 gem, along with mongrel_service-0.2, though I'm not
> using the
> > service in development. I tried to install 0.3.19 but got odd
> > compilation warnings when I did so and the server failed to start.
> That is the *latest* stable gem available via rubyforge, but
> no the latest one:
huh, that's handy, might be worthwhile posting that on the mongrel site
somewhere if you want to encourage win32 users to test it.
> Then is rails which is loading mongrel, and not the way
> around. Please try doing:
> mongrel_rails start
> inside your application folder and see if that report any problem
Sure. Actually, I have a problem to report already... sessions are not
working when I start mongrel in this fashion. Is there somewhere i
should be configuring session behavior that I'm not?
To be more specific, the browser doesn't report a session_id cookie in
its cookie list. The server-side code happily stores objects in the
session, but the session is empty on the next request.
For the record, both webrick and mongrel started via script/server have
> > So you believe I've run into a bug in ruby-1.8.4-mswin32?
> Looked to me
> > more like an unhandled exception in activesupport, but the
> rails folks
> > seemed to think that was not the case.
> Its look like a bug with the GC, but I only could say that if
> your application isn't doing something memory intensive or
> nasty to the whole Ruby VM.
I can pretty much guarantee that's not the case. It's a very vanilla
application, the most weird thing I'm doing is a lot of screen scraping
> The current mongrel_service will report when something like
> that happens, but, mea culpa, I forgot to include timestamp
> information of that! (will do a fix in the svn).
Cool. Note I haven't yet installed or tested mongrel_service, hope to be
able to do that soon.
> > > Will be very helpful if you provide more information about your
> > > database (and version), mongrel, rails, ruby and windows
> version to
> > > we could get a better picture of your situation.
> > Sure thing. I'm using mssql2k with the ADO driver,
> > rails-1.2rc1, ruby-1.8.4, winxpsp2 (but will be deploying
> to win2k3).
> > I am using RMagick with file_column, though the crashes
> have not (yet)
> > occurred while testing that portion of the application.
> Ok, are you sure about RMagick? you know when your
> application crashes? doing what, which kind of request, the
> exact line of the controller or something?
Well, it's only crashed twice, with different stacktraces, so searching
for a common proximate cause is likely to be a fruitless endeavor. I'll
be sure to save all the information if this recurs in the future.
Appreciate the time and advice, and I look forward to helping you get
mongrel for win32 ready for production use.
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