[Mongrel] mongrel memory usage ballooning and process stomping

Joey Geiger jgeiger at gmail.com
Wed Jan 17 14:42:46 EST 2007

Is there anything you can do to force garbage collection in a case
like this? (loading in a few hundred records, or using send_file,

I already went through my application and removed RMagick (now using
mini-magick) but I'm still having monit restart a mongrel instance
every day (running 12, get maybe 2-4 restarts a day, even at odd times
like 2am, when there's little use on the site)

Any help apprecaited. Thanks.

>         As far as the memory usage goes, that sounds like a classic memory
> leak in your rails app. I have seen mongrel balloon like that when
> people add an extra :include directive to a find that ends up loading
> a ton of extra records into memory. If you are loading more then a
> few hundred ActiveRecords into memory on any one page then that will
> surely cause memory to ballon like this.
>         A little more info about your app and what it does woudl help debug.
> Are you using Rmagcik? Are you useing send_file or send_data to
> stream out large content?

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