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Ok, so, I’ve read ticket #428 forwards, backwards, and sideways… and
until a few days ago, had never had a problem.
However, I now have one.

One of my applications, due to a plugin, was accessing the DB during the
loading of routes.rb… which is apparently before the reconnect!
message is
sent to the connection. I was coming up with the exact same problems
addressed by ticket #428 on the rails trac. I put an easy fix into the
plugin by directly calling reconnect! unless active?, but I was
wondering if
this process shouldn’t take place before loading routes.rb by default,
so as
to avoid having this problem in the future.

Any comments?