I have a SuSE 10.0 server that was first running Webbrick, and now
Mongrel. In both cases, I can have them running and used all day.
However, either one of them will go unresponsive in the middle of the
night for seemingly no reason. Being that I only use Mongrel now, I
check the mongrel.log, and nothing unusual there. I check /var/log/
messages, and nothing there.
Still, a request to http://myhost:3000/mycontroller/list just times
out. So I stop Mongrel, and restart as a daemon like:
/usr/local/ruby/bin/mongrel_rails start -d --environment production
…and all is fine until the next morning, where the app again goes
unresponsive sometime during the night. In my mongrel.log this is the
first line of me stopping Mongrel once it is unresponsive and through
to the point where I have to stop/start the next day:
** TERM signal received.
** Daemonized, any open files are closed. Look at log/mongrel.pid and
log/mongrel.log for info.
** Starting Mongrel listening at 0.0.0.0:3000
** Starting Rails with production environment…
** Rails loaded.
** Loading any Rails specific GemPlugins
** Signals ready. TERM => stop. USR2 => restart. INT => stop (no
** Rails signals registered. HUP => reload (without restart). It
might not work well.
** Mongrel available at 0.0.0.0:3000
** Writing PID file to log/mongrel.pid
What else could I look for? I have Mongrel running on a another
server too, and it stays up fine. In theory, they are set up the
exact same way.