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

Tomas Doran bobtfish at bobtfish.net
Sun Mar 4 14:56:20 GMT 2012

On 2 Mar 2012, at 20:44, Daniel J. Luke wrote:

> On Feb 25, 2012, at 10:00 AM, Daniel J. Luke wrote:
>> 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.
> Maybe I'm being thick, but where does that instance of MyApp come from? I don't see it being passed into FCGI::ProcManager

What instance of MyApp?

There is no instance?


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