[Mongrel] why put .pid's in log instead of tmp?

Matte Edens matte at ruckuswireless.com
Mon May 7 14:46:03 EDT 2007

So just change your config files.  Easy peasy.

Best practice, if using mongrel_cluster, is to throw it into a directory 
like what you're suggesting.  In the announcement thread for 
mongrel_cluster it's recommended to config for using the 
/var/run directory.  But you can choose what you want.


matte - matte at ruckuswireless.com

Doug Smith wrote:
> I have thought this as well -- but it's not just Mongrel that does
> this.  Ferret's DRb server also puts the .pid file into the logs
> directory.   I'd prefer a dedicated location myself.
> Thanks,
> Doug
> On 5/7/07, Matt Zukowski <mzukowski at urbacon.net> wrote:
>> Just out of curiosity, why does mongrel_rails by default put its .pid
>> files in the log directory rather than in tmp or tmp/pids? Putting them
>> in the log directory seems to me like a strange decision, since they're
>> not logs -- they're temporary state files.

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