[Mongrel] Mongrel under opensolars with SMF

Wayne E. Seguin wayneeseguin at gmail.com
Tue Jun 26 08:44:41 EDT 2007

On Jun 26, 2007, at 00:29 , Mark James Adams wrote:
> What are you using as the exec_method? Are you just stringing
> mongrel_rails start -p PORT together for each mongrel instance that
> you are running (changing the port number for each instance)?.
> On 6/25/07, snacktime <snacktime at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Thought I'd drop a note about my experience with running mongrel
>> directly under the solaris service management framework.  So far I'm
>> very impressed.  SMF is the solaris replacement for the init system.
>> It's tied much more closely to the OS and for instance doesn't use  
>> pid
>> files.  I've found you can completely eliminate mongrel cluster, and
>> for that matter the normal monitoring system like monit.  Another  
>> nice
>> feature is that solaris lets you easily give start/stop privileges to
>> non root users, so no need to use sudo when restarting mongrel via
>> capistrano.


Yes please do include details on your implementation as I am curious  
if Solaris is a viable option.


Wayne E. Seguin
Sr. Systems Architect & Systems Admin
wayneseguin at gmail.com

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