[Catalyst] Connect DBIx::Class model on startup?

Daniel J. Luke dluke at geeklair.net
Sat Feb 25 15:00:12 GMT 2012

On Feb 25, 2012, at 3:39 AM, Tomas Doran wrote:
>>> Or maybe there's a reason why there's not an obvious hook and someone can point me to the pitfalls I'm not seeing.
> It's not totally obvious as you can't do this at process startup (as you then fork!),

Yeah, I just realized that that was going to be an issue when I went to attempt this (late yesterday).

> so it has to be done in the FCGI process manager really (which does the forking)…
> You can subclass FCGI::ProcManager and implement:
> sub handling_init {
>    my $self = shift;
>    $self->next::method(@_);
>    MyApp->model('DB')->schema->dbh->ping; # Check we have a DB connection that's working straight after forking but before starting to handle requests.
> }
> You can then pass your fastcgi.pl script the option to use your custom process manager, and you're sorted.

Perfect, thanks!

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