[Mongrel] possible fix for mongrel hangs

Miles Egan miles at pixar.com
Fri May 4 11:05:04 EDT 2007

We've been experiencing the same kinds of hangs other people have  
described here lately.  For no obvious reason our mongrel processes  
just freeze up and nothing short of a kill -9 can retrieve them.   
This is in a standard linux apache 2.2/balancer setup.

Anyway, following some threads online I tried adding these directives:

     SetEnv force-proxy-request-1.0 1
     SetEnv proxy-nokeepalive 1

To the apache config and I haven't seen a hang all week.  Sorry I  
don't have a more scientific explanation for this or ideas for a  
deeper fix but these might be worth a try if you're stuck.


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