[Mongrel] mongrel becoming unresponsive

Luis Lavena luislavena at gmail.com
Tue May 8 10:06:43 EDT 2007

On 5/7/07, Pete DeLaurentis <pete at nextengine.com> wrote:
> Thanks for the tips Miles.  One of them really hit home:
> I love writing to stdout, and it's all over the place in my app.
> It's great because you can run your scripts / apps as foreground and
> get a live trace, or daemonized and it goes to the log file.  Your
> warning on this one sounds like the voice of experience, and I
> believe it.  But I'd like to understand the details.
> Any ideas why this is a dangerous thing to do?


puts or anything that prints to stdout/stderr interfere with CGI
(Servlet dispatcher used by Rails).

Also, puts not being threadsafe (you cannot garantee "this line #1"
will get print fully form one thread and other text line from another
will without interfere eachother).

use RAILS_DEFAULT_LOGGER (or just 'logger' in your controllers, views
or models).

logger.debug (for debug level) is very helpful during development.

Luis Lavena
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