[Mongrel] Unix Domain Sockets + Fork for improved scalability

Roger Pack lists at ruby-forum.com
Tue May 6 18:14:27 EDT 2008

> Mongrel cluster didn't provide any features for dynamically sizing the
> number of mongrel_rails instances necessary to keep the application
> running smoothly. Also, mongrels nature of continuing to enqueue
> connections while processing a long running request was a problem for
> our application. In essence we needed a smarter mongrel that would
> know which instances of a "cluster" were busy or free; if none were
> free then it should spin up a new instance.
Reminds me of swiftiply vaguely.
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