One of the negative side effects of using the classic monit /
mongrel_cluster stack with a URL poll by monit is that Rails generates a
session for every connection. This session is pretty much useless, and
in my case is detrimental to data mining of session activity.
At this point I am likely to look into the new mod_rails, but I am
wondering if there’s any possible way to have external monitors (be it
monit, load balancers, etc) ping a Rails page to verify service, and yet
not create a session? Due to number of apps & Rails instances, I end
up with 10’s of thousands of dummy sessions per day.
I can provide config setup details, if that’s necessary to determine
options, but essentially I have monit call upon a
/public/monit_check.txt file that has no content. this is apparently
enough to still trigger a session via application.rb ?
Rails 1.2.6, OS X Server 10.5.