I have a problem where when I try and access my site a dispatch.fcgi process is started but then exits right after the page has loaded. Requireing it to start all over agin the next time a request is made. I've read about people using two or more FCGI processes to help with the request load but how do people do this? Firstly, how do you make a FCGI process persistant? I'm not sure why mine is exiting, no errors reported in the logs. Secondly, if you wanted to run 2 or more concurrent FCGI processes how would you go about setting that up?
on 2006-03-04 21:28
on 2006-03-04 21:49
On March 4, 2006 12:28, Todd S. wrote: > would you go about setting that up? Depends on the web server you're using. For instance, you can set Apache2 and mod_fcgi to use 4 of persistent fcgi processes with a configuration like FastCgiServer /abs/path/to/application/public/dispatch.fcgi \ -idle-timeout 120 \ -initial-env PERL_SIGNALS=unsafe \ -initial-env RAILS_ENV=production \ -processes 4 You can also set it to dynamically manage its fcgi processes. For lighttpd you can set min-procs and max-procs in your fcgi configuration. Look at the documentation here for more details: http://www.lighttpd.net/documentation/fastcgi.html For other web servers check the relevant documentation. Hope that helps. Luca
on 2006-03-04 23:00
Well, I'm on a shared host running apache so I'm not sure how much control I have over the configuration. They (dreamhost) and others claim that rails works great there but I've not seen it work yet. I do get these errors in my http error log.... Couldn't write to 4: starting TypeError: can't convert Fixnum into String Couldn't write to 4: terminated gracefully TypeError: can't convert Fixnum into String I'm not sure if this is the cause of the problem or not.
on 2006-03-04 23:34
> Couldn't write to 4: starting > TypeError: can't convert Fixnum into String > Couldn't write to 4: terminated gracefully > TypeError: can't convert Fixnum into String > These erros came from having.. RailsFCGIHandler.process! 4 in the dispatch.fcgi script as opposed to just RailsFCGIHandler.process! but that didn't make the process persistant or speed up load time at all.
on 2006-03-05 00:10
Okay, I think I got it... in my .htaccess file I had AddHandler fastcgi-script .fcgi AddHandler cgi-script .fcgi if I change it to AddHandler fastcgi-script .fcgi # AddHandler cgi-script .fcgi then things work. Wow.