[Mongrel] Input/output error on linux

Zed Shaw zedshaw at zedshaw.com
Mon Jun 12 09:03:51 EDT 2006

On Mon, 2006-06-12 at 08:37 -0400, Bob Hutchison wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm trying to use mongrel 0.3.13 with Rail 1.0
> Believe it or not, on OS/X it works well for weeks at a time. On  
> linux I'm getting Input/output errors after anything from a few hours  
> to days, never more than a week. Once they start they don't stop.
> The only pattern I've seen is that it always (seems) to happen while  
> rendering an rhtml file. I've never seen it happen with a static  
> file, for instance.
> Until yesterday, once the errors started they happened on every page  
> rendered. Yesterday, some pages would be rendered okay, others fail.  
> I mean that some rhtml files would work and other wouldn't -- the  
> rhtml files all follow a similar pattern so there's nothing  
> particularly special about any of them, working or failing.
> Has anyone seen this before? Any suggestions? Is there something  
> useful to check in Rails or Mongrel?

Are you seeing these errors usually after midnight and do you have log
rotation enabled for any of the log files?  I've found log rotation
causes many problems.

Zed A. Shaw

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