[Mongrel] Mongrel dying daily with Ruby 1.8.6

Pete DeLaurentis pete at nextengine.com
Wed Apr 4 09:15:06 EDT 2007

Hi Eden,

I agree: a common issues page is a great idea.  Unfortunately, this  
issue doesn't seem to be one of the usual suspects.

1. The logs just have normal chatter for my app ... nothing unusual
2. No rmagick or ferret, but I believe it is related to Ruby 1.8.6,  
since that's when ti started dying.
3. I'm not using log rotation, but the files aren't that big after a  
day.. and there's plenty of free space on disk

Here's a question: Is anyone running ruby1.8.6 succesfully with mongrel?


On Apr 4, 2007, at 6:01 AM, Eden Li wrote:

> Standard questions come to mind:
>  - What do your logs say?
>  - Are you running anything semi-dangerous like rmagick or older
> versions of acts_as_ferret?
>  - Are you using Ruby based log rotation?
> BTW, maybe we could put up solutions to common issues into a page on
> mongrel.rubyforge.org? I don't see one on
> http://mongrel.rubyforge.org/docs/index.html...
> On 4/4/07, Pete DeLaurentis <pete at nextengine.com> wrote:
>> Hi guys,
>> I've been running mongrel for a while now with Ruby 1.8.4, and last
>> week upgraded to 1.8.6.
>> Since upgrading, each morning when I wake up there's a big problem:
>> 1. Accessing the site returns a "500 Internal Server Error"
>> 2. All the mongrel_rails processes are still running, but none of
>> them are active (when I run top)
>> 3. Lighttpd and pound are still running nicely
>> 4. There's plenty of free RAM
>> 5. There's plenty of free HD
>> 6. When I restart mongrel, it all starts working again
>> I haven't seen anything like this before.  Does this sound familiar
>> to anyone?
>> Thanks for the help,
>> Pete
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