Sporadically getting error Mysql::Error: Lost connection

Mysql::Error: Lost connection to MySQL server during query: SHOW FIELDS
FROM groups_rights

there's a gem to workaround this problem:
google 'mysql_retry_lost_connection'.


It could be something else that I was experiencing also. Does your
program make concurrent threads?
If it does, make sure you create a semaphore because there is a know
bug in webrick that leads to Mysql Lost connection.

I put a debug in the mysql_adapter and indeed the ruby version of mysql
is being used.

I just need to figure out why - it has something to do with the
RubyWorks Production Stack installation. I did not use this on my RHEL
3 machine - so, that explains why its working OK there.

Thanks for all your help so far!