[Mongrel] deleting pid files on ubuntu restart due to power down

Brian Williams bwillenator at gmail.com
Wed Jul 2 11:09:43 EDT 2008

Ubuntu and debian mount /var/run/ directories using tmpfs, which means the
/var/run directories are cleared out at boot time.  That's why debian
packages write out pid files into subdirectories of /var/run.  You might be
able to configure your mongrel so that the pid files are written under


2008/7/2 Rafael G. <rgo at aspgems.com>:

> New mongrel's versions has the parameter "--clean". It do the work :)
> Jags Rao escribió:
>> hi guys
>> we are running a ubuntu machine as our demo server for serving Ruby on
>> rails apps
>> we are using mysql,nginx,mongrel for serving the sites.
>> the problem is if for any reason the power fails out and comes back
>> mysql and nginx get started fine but mongrel does not work due to
>> some pid(mongrel.8000.pid  mongrel.8001.pid  mongrel.8002.pid) files
>> existing in log folder.
>> we then manually delete the files and start the cluster.
>> is there anyway we can check during reboot of ubuntu server for any
>> existing pid
>> files in log folder and delete them and then start the mongrel cluster.
>> thanks
>> jags
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