Setup Mongrel Cluster Options

Damn Google didn’t tell me what I wanted to know when I wanted to know it. I wanted to know what options were available to put in my mongrel_cluster.yml file. Eventually I found them. If Google smiles upon this blog entry, you will find them more quickly than I did.

Usage: mongrel_rails <command> [options]
-e, –environment ENV Rails environment to run as
-d, –daemonize Whether to run in the background or not
-p, –port PORT Which port to bind to
-a, –address ADDR Address to bind to
-l, –log FILE Where to write log messages
-P, –pid FILE Where to write the PID
-n, –num-procs INT Number of processors active before clients denied
-t, –timeout TIME Timeout all requests after 100th seconds time
-m, –mime PATH A YAML file that lists additional MIME types
-c, –chdir PATH Change to dir before starting (will be expanded)
-r, –root PATH Set the document root (default ‘public’)
-B, –debug Enable debugging mode
-C, –config PATH Use a config file
-S, –script PATH Load the given file as an extra config script.
-G, –generate CONFIG Generate a config file for -C
–user USER User to run as
–group GROUP Group to run as
–prefix PATH URL prefix for Rails app
-h, –help Show this message
–version Show version

These options are the same in the mongrel_cluster.yml file, or if you pass these options through the command line to mongrel_rails. The only exception I’ve found to this rule is that if you want to specify a script to your mongrel_cluster.yml, your line starts with “config_script:” instead of just “script:”. Don’t ask me why.

One Reply to “Setup Mongrel Cluster Options”

  1. We have found another exception…

    If you want to set the path to a mime type yaml file in a mongrel cluster, use “mime_map” in the mongrel_cluster.yml file rather than “mime” (which works fine for mongrel_rails).

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