Hello, I am new in ruby and have a little problem.... I have the following code class Grid attr_accessor :host ... attr_accessor :connection def initialize (host, user, passwd, dbname) @host = host @user = ... end def connect @connection = Mysql.real_connect(@host, @user, @passwd, @dbname) if @connection then puts "connected" end end def query res = @connection.query("select * from table") return res end end and now from a script require "the clash file" db = Grid.new("localhost","user","password","db") db.connect db.query and I get an error cause the database seem to be closed... or which is the same @connection is null? I only can make it work if I open and close the database from inside the query method, but this query is called more than 4000 times in the script and I reach the limit of connections of my system's TCP/IP Anyone could help me? I don't understand why I can share @host, @user and the other attributes among the methods but @connection seems to be lost. thanks in advance.
on 2009-01-19 17:15
on 2009-01-19 21:56
Luis Moran wrote: ... > and I get an error Show the *exact* error - I mean copy-paste it, including the backtrace. Cross-reference backtrace entries which refer to your own code to the actual lines of your source. It would also be useful if you could give a complete small program which replicates the problem, because it could just be a typo. At first glance what you've written looks fine, but it's not runnable - e.g. there's no require 'mysql-ruby' or require 'ruby-mysql'. Also, it's worth mentioning which mysql library you're using, and what version. > cause the database seem to be closed... or which is > the same @connection is null? Those are two very different things. One says that @connection points to some object, but the object says the database connection is closed (it may have been closed due to some sort of error, for example). The other says @connection points to nothing at all (well, technically an instance of the 'nil' object), which could only happen if your own code set @connection = nil. > I only can make it work if I open and > close the database from inside the query method, but this query is > called more than 4000 times in the script and I reach the limit of > connections of my system's TCP/IP If that's true, then clearly you're not closing each connection after using it. Regards, Brian.