[Mongrel] shutdown listener

Zed A. Shaw zedshaw at zedshaw.com
Thu Oct 26 19:59:55 EDT 2006

On Thu, 26 Oct 2006 14:52:35 -0400
"Todd Fisher" <todd.fisher at gmail.com> wrote:

> I start up an external process when I start my rails environment.  I
> currently do this in config/environment.rb  by forking a process and
> recording it's process id in log/foo.pid,  I'd like to kill that process
> when I close mongrel.  Is there an API in mongrel for responding to the
> shutdown event?  Or do I need to listen for the term signal and do my clean
> up that way?

Easiest thing would be an at_exit handler.  Maybe something like this in a mongrel.conf:

at_exit {
  # kill the thing

Then run it with:

mongrel_rails start -e production -S mongrel.conf

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