[Mongrel] Mongrel using way more memory on production thanstaging.

Chris Taggart lists at ruby-forum.com
Tue Oct 2 06:35:53 EDT 2007

Dave Cheney wrote:
>>> The staging server (also split with Xen) is set up pretty much
>>> identically
>>> On the production box, pretty much immediately (and I'm talking about
>>> within one or two requests), the mongrels climb up to about 150-160MB.
>>> One the staging server, even when I'm hammering it with a benchmarking
>>> suite (have tried with httperf, and bench and crawl) the mongrels sit
>>> comfortably at about 60MB each.
> Your issue may be related to the amount of data in your production
> database. In our codebase we're constantly be hit by AR calls that bring
> the whole table into memory, then filter out the bits they don't want 
> rails
> side.
> In development we don't notice the bloat or delay but under a production
> dataset the effect was pronounced.
> Cheers
> Dave

The staging server is using a copy of the production database, so that 
can't be it (though I thought it might be before setting up the staging 
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