I've been using Zed Shaw's SCGI Rails Runner for a while and I like how simple it makes stopping and starting the rails instances. However, I don't like that it relies on Drb (as that requires a password and additional process). If you turn off Drb, then you can't easily stop or restart the rails processes, as you have to grep the process list and send the necessary signals yourself. I've attached a small script that handles starting and stopping the rails processes without requiring Drb, by using a pid file to store the process id. It accepts only two commands, start and stop. If you want to use it, copy it to the same folder as scgi_ctrl, add ":disable_drb: true" to scgi.yaml then switch to the directory of the rails add and run: sscgi_ctrl start # To start/restart sscgi_ctrl stop # To stop It accepts a directory for the rails app: sscgi_ctrl start /path/to/rails_app It also accepts a config file name and pid file name: sscgi_ctrl start /path/to/rails_app config/scgi.yaml.development log/scgi_rails.pid.development No testing (other than "works for me") or documentation included. It doesn't support clustering or sending signals other than TERM, but those shouldn't be difficult to add. It doesn't support Windows. It was designed with purely my own needs in mind, but just in case someone else here might want similar functionality, I decided to mail it to the list.
on 2005-11-12 12:50