[typo] Frustrating Dreamhost/Typo experience
gpsnospam at gmail.com
Thu Aug 25 16:28:46 EDT 2005
I had the same issues when I first switched Scott. Everything seems fine
now though. DH just switched to production for rails, so are you forcing
that in config/environments?
RAILS_ENV = ENV['RAILS_ENV'] || 'production'
I know you said you tried running in 'developer' mode, but just double
checking. This was the last thing I remember doing to my install.
I know what you are experiencing though. I found the timeouts very
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Subject: [typo] Frustrating Dreamhost/Typo experience
Hi all... I'm new to the Typo mailing list and to RubyOnRails
development (my agile book is in the mail). I'm having a bit of an
annoying experience with Typo on Dreamhost. I'm running out of SVN
(from approximately 7 days ago) and I'm getting frequent lockups/
I looked through my apache error log and I don't see anything
particularly illuminating... Just a few errors where dispatch.fcgi
returned 0 bytes. Doesn't give much else for info. The production
log looks fine, except for an occasional missing image (which btw, is
not referenced by my stylesheet or my default.rhtml, so I don't know
where this image is being requested and how it got lost). Whenever
Typo is not responding, a 'ps ax' shows a dozen or so dispatch.fcgi
processes running (some defunct).
I've tried running in developer mode, and watching the output, but I
can't reproduce a timeout condition when doing so. My blog probably
gets 10-30 real hits a day, and over 300 hits by robots. I don't
know if the robots are what's causing the problem.
After a while of waiting for it to "fix itself", I end up doing a
"killall -9 dispatch.fcgi; rake sweep_cache" and wait about 15-20
minutes for it to start working again. I don't know if that's the
best procedure for reseting it or not... And I'm really curious as
to why it takes 15-20 minutes to start working again.
I looked at the rails troubleshooting tips on the Rails wiki, but
nothing helped. Does anyone have any tips (which I could add to the
wiki) that could help me debug this? Or is anyone aware of any
gotchas for Dreamhost installation? All I did to install was ftp the
files over (that I had svn'ed to my local Mac), setup my database,
import my wordpress articles, and point a subdomain at the path to
Typo (with fcgi enabled). I had to "chmod +x public/* script/*"...
And I've modified my own copy of the default theme. But that's it..
It's a fairly vanilla installation.
Thanks for any help.
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