Capistrano Deployment Delay

I have an RoR app happily deployed on Dreamhost with Capistrano.
Sometimes when I do an update and cap deploy the changes are available
as soon as I log in, others take a few minutes, some take overnight. I
can see the dispatch.fcgi being restarted at the end of the deployment.
Does anyone have any insight? Thanks in advance.

On 11/6/06, Hugh [email protected] wrote:

I have an RoR app happily deployed on Dreamhost with Capistrano.
Sometimes when I do an update and cap deploy the changes are available
as soon as I log in, others take a few minutes, some take overnight. I
can see the dispatch.fcgi being restarted at the end of the deployment.
Does anyone have any insight? Thanks in advance.

Are you using any caching? If so, are the caches cleaned when you
deploy?

-ryan

I have the same issue as the OP. No caching or any other voodoo being
intentionally done on my part.

I’ve always just assumed that DH has a cron job they run once an hour
or so that flushes something out (not sure what), and that the
variability in how long it takes is a fumction of how closely your
deployment lines up with the timing of said cron job.

Capistrano takes the “this site down for maintenance” page down when
it’s done, so I just start the deployment before I go to sleep.

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No caching or anything fancy running. Is there a specific task I could
add to deploy.rb to clean out caches just in case?

Thanks,
Hugh

Hugh wrote:

No caching or anything fancy running. Is there a specific task I could
add to deploy.rb to clean out caches just in case?

It sounds to me as though your FCGI processes aren’t actually being
restarted.

You might want to log in via ssh and kill them manually after the
deploy. That will force a reload of your application when they’re
started up again.

–Al Evans

Great, thanks.

I’ll give it a try.

Hugh

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