Mod_fcgid first request slow


#1

I have posted this before with not much response so I am posing the
question
again. Is there a solution for this very apparent issue with mod_fcgid
that
the “First connection is incredibly slow”. It seems its b/c mod_fcgid
doesnt keep at least 1 persistent connection around that this first
connection needs to start up and then every other request is fast.

Is there a solution to this? This doesnt seem like a very production
ready
situation for anyone to be in with a website. Are people moving to SCGI
b/c
of this ?

thanks
adam


#2

You could always cron a request to the server.

I actually have a Nagios server making requests so that I can monitor
the status anyway.

HTH.

Jon


http://www.snowblink.co.uk/


#3

yea that was the only thing i thought of as well, but that seemed more
of a
hack then a real solution. I dont forsee any other option at this point
either which is unfortunate.

This is one area that I really think rails is lacking and is causing so
much
lashback from other dev communities like java who have things like
tomcat
with a very stable apache module (mod_jk). Rails desparately needs a
mod_rails or something to alleviate the hundreds of headaches associated
with this and to make it fully 3 tier. Not to mention over half the
population uses apache and constant recommendations of using lighttpd
with
apache I personally think doesnt make a whole lot of sense since apache
is
so widespread common and well known. I dont see why we should have to
proxy
a web server to another webserver b/c apache support is somewhat
“broken”.

adam


#4

On 3/8/06, Adam D. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

apache I personally think doesnt make a whole lot of sense since apache is
so widespread common and well known. I dont see why we should have to proxy
a web server to another webserver b/c apache support is somewhat “broken”.

adam

The folks responsible for it are working on it:

http://weblog.rubyonrails.org/articles/2005/12/29/apache-gets-serious-about-fastcgi


Rick O.
http://techno-weenie.net