[Mongrel] Weird freeze problem

Luis Lavena luislavena at gmail.com
Thu Nov 8 07:50:44 EST 2007

On Nov 8, 2007 9:45 AM, Geoffrey Clements <baldmountain at gmail.com> wrote:
> Shouldn't the ActiveRecord database adapter recover from a lost connection
> and reconnect? I had a quick look at the source and the adapter has error
> messages for lost connections and code to reconnect, but it doesn't seem to
> be used anywhere in the adapter. (I only had a quick look in
> mysql_adapter.rb so it may be used somewhere else.)
> I'm not familiar enough with the code to try and fix it and don't have the
> time right now. Perhaps someone who is running into the issue can spare some
> time to fix it and pass the fix back to the ActiveRecord developers?

This issue arise from time to time on every list where ActiveRecord is
a topic :-P
(Named mongrel, merb, ruby-talk).

Ezra's suggestions posted a few days back on merb ml is handy:

Thread.new { loop { ActiveRecord::Base.verify_active_connections!;
sleep 60*60} }.priority = -10

I'm not fond by the big sleep, since I experienced bad results using
them. An alternative will be 1800.times { sleep 2 }


Luis Lavena
Multimedia systems
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