[apologies for the crossposting: I originally tried to post this message to the mongrel mailing list where it belongs, but it is stuck in “moderator approval”]
I am considering using mongrel_proctitle to get better visibility into what each of the mongrels in our mongrel_cluster is doing:
So far, I’ve tested it in a development and an integration environment, and it’s working like a charm, and is indeed extremely useful.
But, before I roll it out to our (Linux-based) production environment, I thought it’d be a good idea to see if anyone has any experience with it (good or bad), especially considering that mongrel_proctitle does what it does so well by synchronizing on a mutex, which I guess could be somewhat of an issue with Rails?!?
Many thanks in advance,
PS - some version info…
pvdb@localhost ~ $ mongrel_rails --version
Mongrel Web Server 1.1.5
pvdb@localhost ~ $ gem list rails
*** LOCAL GEMS ***