[Catalyst] FCGI automatic restart / memory leaks

Daniel McBrearty danielmcbrearty at gmail.com
Thu Aug 16 13:39:09 GMT 2007

daemontools is brilliant. I use it for several services now. it is so
easy to set up and use.

hot tip : don't forget the -e to myapp_fastcgi.pl option to get
multilog writing to your log files.

On 8/16/07, Tobias Kremer <list at funkreich.de> wrote:
> Quoting Bernhard Graf <catalyst2 at augensalat.de>:
> > You should definitely do that. Not only for this case - daemontools (or
> > similar like runit) are superior for nearly every server service on *ix
> > OSes. Check out http://smarden.org/runit/runscripts.html and compare
> > the scripts with typical System-V run scripts (not mentioning the
> > supervision concept in general).
> I suppose that the whole fcgi-pm process will be restarted instead of individual
> fcgi processes, correct? That'd mean a downtime of about 5 seconds which would
> render it useless to me :(
> > Why two FCGI process managers? To compensate FCGI downtimes? Did you
> > find a way to tell lighttpd not to talk to an FCGI process that is
> > down? I only get a 500 error in that case.
> I just _hope_ that lighttpd will do the right thing as the error log tells me
> this when a backend server goes down:
> connect failed: Connection refused on unix:/srv/webapp.socket
> backend died; we'll disable it for 5 seconds and send the request to another
> backend instead: reconnects: 0 load: 1
> --Tobias
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