I’m using ActiveRecord in a threaded application and getting the “MSQL
lost its database connection…etc.” error message. Searching through
the forum I see the issue is basically related to the fact that Rails is
not thread safe.
In several posting I’ve seen suggestions about using backgrounDRb to
mitigate this issue. I’ve gone to the backgrounDRb home page and read
through the project description. I’m still not sure what advantage this
plugin provides over using DRb … (though I’m not really familiar with
the advantages of plugins).
The fact that backgrounDRb is in alpha release is also making me a
little skittish about using it…