Controller/Action Problem

hey guys,

i've got the following problem:
i call an action called "execute_algorithms". one codeline of this
action tries to execute the following command:

parser =
LibXML::XML::Parser.file("http://localhost:3000/XMLFiles/results.xml")

but it won't work. with an url of a foreign server it works. so it seems
to me, that rails can't execute an action (over HTTP) while executing
another one? Is that right and how can i solve this problem? I'm working
with Mongrel.

It would be so great if you guys could help me!!

Greetz, Tobe

Run more than one mongrel and proxy through a web listener like Apache or nginx. If you can only service one request at time, that request will never be able to get another one through at the same time.

-Rob

Rob Biedenharn
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Hi Tobias,

Another alternative to Rob's suggestion, ... if you can, I'd recommend
bailing on mongrel altogether, and just switch to running your rails
apps under passenger (ie mod_rails / mod_rack) via apache or ngnix.
Passenger can handle more than one request to your rails app at a
time, thus no need for setting up and managing mongrel instances or
proxy'd mongrel clusters, etc.

Ever since I switched to using passenger, both for development and
production envs, I've never gone back to using mongrel to serve rails
apps.

Jeff