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Mongrel not being stopped with CTRL-C under Windows
Because of the way Rack::Handler::Mongrel instantiates the Mongrel::HttpHandler, it becomes impossible to shutdown the server with CTRL-C unless one actually enters CTRL-C and then hits the (still running) server.
This seems to be a Windows-only issue.
Attached is a patch which fixes this issue. This solution comes from the Mongrel gem source code.
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Running rails via gem 2.3.2. (Also have installed the gem for mongrel 1.1.5, but I take it that appears elsewhere.) I can confirm the problematic behavior described, and confirm that this patch fixes the silly mongrel.
I manually applied the patch by adding the two new lines (trap & sleeper_thread) to mongrel.rb in c:\ruby\lib\ruby\gems\1.8\gems\actionpack-2.3.2\lib\action_controller\vendor\rack-1.0\rack\handler>.
There must be a better way to manage patches like this. Googled a ton but found no answer that made sense. Do I need to get off the gems and start using git? freeze rails 2.3.2?
Thoughts appreciated, or better yet a link as this is probably the wrong place for this question.
According to Luis Lavena, maintainer of RubyInstaller on Windows, this problem isn't related to the compiler. I can confirm the issue is still present on the newer mingw builds.
Here's a thread discussing it:
- State changed from new to open
- Tag changed from 2.3.2, mongrel, rack, server, windows to server, 232, mongrel, rack, windows
- Importance changed from to
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