[Mongrel] Win32 service - Errno::EINVAL (Invalid argument) whenuploading image file

Herryanto Siatono herryanto at gmail.com
Fri Apr 27 01:52:32 EDT 2007


Thanks for your prompt reply. Yeah, that's the error log that I got in the
log file.

I'm running as Administrator. I've been cracking my head for days, hopefully
will be able to find a solution for this.


-----Original Message-----
From: mongrel-users-bounces at rubyforge.org
[mailto:mongrel-users-bounces at rubyforge.org] On Behalf Of Luis Lavena
Sent: 26 April 2007 14:21
To: mongrel-users at rubyforge.org
Subject: Re: [Mongrel] Win32 service - Errno::EINVAL (Invalid argument)
whenuploading image file

On 4/26/07, Herryanto Siatono <herryanto at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi guys,
> I'm facing an error trying to run my app as mongrel_service, hope those
> have faced similar issue can help to shed some lights.
> The app was fine when running from console, but when running it as a
> service, it failed when I try to upload 'image file', it has no issue
> uploading other types of files.
> Environment:
> ------------
> mongrel (1.0.1,
> mongrel_service (0.3.1)
> rmagick (1.13.0)
> ruby (1.8.5)
> rails (1.2.3)
> Tested on Windows XP and Windows 2003 server
> Error Message:
> --------------
> Errno::EINVAL (Invalid argument):
>     e:/ruby/lib/ruby/1.8/base64.rb:114:in `write'
>     e:/ruby/lib/ruby/1.8/base64.rb:114:in `print'
>     e:/ruby/lib/ruby/1.8/base64.rb:114:in `b64encode'
>     e:/ruby/lib/ruby/1.8/base64.rb:113:in `scan'
>     e:/ruby/lib/ruby/1.8/base64.rb:113:in `b64encode'
>     /app/models/asset.rb:110:in `with_image'
>     /app/models/asset.rb:100:in `crop_image_size'
>     /vendor/rails/activerecord/lib/active_record/callbacks.rb:337:in
>     /vendor/rails/activerecord/lib/active_record/callbacks.rb:337:in
> `callback'
>     /vendor/rails/activerecord/lib/active_record/callbacks.rb:334:in
>     /vendor/rails/activerecord/lib/active_record/callbacks.rb:334:in
> `callback'
>     /vendor/rails/activerecord/lib/active_record/callbacks.rb:242:in
> `create_or_update'
>     /vendor/rails/activerecord/lib/active_record/base.rb:1617:in
> `save_without_validation'
>     /vendor/rails/activerecord/lib/active_record/validations.rb:810:in
> `save_without_transactions'
>     /vendor/rails/activerecord/lib/active_record/transactions.rb:105:in
> `save'
>     ....
> tabase_statements.rb:59:in `transaction'
>     /vendor/rails/activerecord/lib/active_record/query_cache.rb:66:in
> Parameters:
> {"project_id"=>"1",
>  "commit"=>"Upload file",
>  "attachment"=>{"0"=>{"private"=>"0",
>  "category_id"=>"",
>  "description"=>"",
>  "file"=>#<File:C:/WINDOWS/TEMP/CGI.5020.0>}}}

What plugin are you using to manage attachments?

Also, is Ruby bin directory (e:/ruby/bin) in your path?

> Service command:
> ----------------
> "e:/ruby/bin/mongrel_service.exe" single -e production -p 4000 -a
> "log/mongrel.log" -P "log/mongrel.pid" -c "D:/rubywork/[appname]" -t 0 -r
> "public" -n 1024
> Not sure if it was access right issue as service runs as System account,
> I tried running the service in the console yet I'm getting the same error
> message

You get the same temporary file location? current user should store
temps into C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Local Settings\Temp

Trying to write to C:\Windows\Temp could raise a LUA bug (Limited User

Also, since you mention RMagick, are binaries (dlls) of ImageMagick in the

> Service console command:
> -----------------------
> > mongrel console single -e production -p 4000 -l -c
> No error message shown on the console, log/mongrel.log file was not there
> well.

Blame me for that, current version lacks logging. We are cooking the
replacement which solve that issue.

After running mongrel_service console, the log/production.log file
shows the same error you listed before, right?

What are your privileges as user in the computers you're testing?
Normal (Power User), restrictred (User) or administrator?

Luis Lavena
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