A big load of some load balanced mongrels

Hi there,

I’m running a photo gallery type of app. I create thumbnails for the
original images via RMagick upon request and then save away the
thumbnails in case they’re requested again.

I’m running 3 clustered mongrels with litespeed on ubuntu 6.

After doing about 20 (they’re fairly big images mind) var/log/syslog
warns me that the mongrels where “out of memory” and it kindly shut
them all down for me.

Do I need to…

  1. Ditch mongrel?
  2. Reduce the mem used by rmagick?
  3. Limit mongrels mem usage to stop the system killing it?
  4. … or finally not do hefty processing on a web server… (I dont
    really like this option)

Any hit this before?

I understand mongrel had mem leak issues but I read the latest version
(which I’m running) is fine…

cheers
-h

Fixed it. Nothing to do with mongrel… It was rmagick that was out of
memory… duh.

I found the fix here…
http://rubyforge.org/forum/forum.php?thread_id=1374&forum_id=1618

-h

On Oct 22, 6:35 pm, “Henry T.” [email protected]

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