Mongrel_proctitle in production environment... good idea?


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Hi all,

[apologies for the crossposting: I originally tried to post this
message to the mongrel mailing list where it belongs, but it is stuck
in “moderator approval”]

I am considering using mongrel_proctitle to get better visibility into
what each of the mongrels in our mongrel_cluster is doing:

http://alexstaubo.github.com/mongrel_proctitle/

So far, I’ve tested it in a development and an integration
environment, and it’s working like a charm, and is indeed extremely
useful.

But, before I roll it out to our (Linux-based) production environment,
I thought it’d be a good idea to see if anyone has any experience with
it (good or bad), especially considering that mongrel_proctitle does
what it does so well by synchronizing on a mutex, which I guess could
be somewhat of an issue with Rails?!?

Many thanks in advance,

Peter

PS - some version info…

pvdb@localhost ~ $ mongrel_rails --version
Mongrel Web Server 1.1.5

pvdb@localhost ~ $ gem list rails

*** LOCAL GEMS ***

rails (2.2.2)