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SF.net SVN: ledger-smb:[5308] trunk

Revision: 5308
Author:   einhverfr
Date:     2012-12-06 13:42:26 +0000 (Thu, 06 Dec 2012)
Log Message:
Merging from branches/1.3

Modified Paths:

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Property changes on: trunk
Modified: svn:mergeinfo
   - /branches/1.3:3711-5305
   + /branches/1.3:3711-5307

Copied: trunk/README.plack (from rev 5307, branches/1.3/README.plack)
--- trunk/README.plack	                        (rev 0)
+++ trunk/README.plack	2012-12-06 13:42:26 UTC (rev 5308)
@@ -0,0 +1,56 @@
+README for Plack FCGI interface for LedgerSMB
+Chris Travers
+WARNING:  Plack support for LedgerSMB is still designated as "expermental" which
+means that it may have bugs not found in the core distribution.  Serious bugs in
+this area were fixed as recently as 1.3.25.  Use at your own risk.  In addition,
+persistant code environments are more sensitive generally than the CGI
+environments and when the script dies one does not always get a helpful error.
+In particular, blank, white screens are typical of the software exiting before
+the standard output is returned to the web server.  There have been cases (which
+have been corrected) which caused these kinds of errors under plack only.
+This addon provides an app.psgi for LedgerSMB which allows you to properly run
+servelets as fcgi scripts instead of as CGI scripts.  This makes LedgerSMB
+significantly more responsive but performance is more difficult to manage under
+The current module preloads a fair number of modules and then runs a
+fork/wait/execute loop where the less safe code is run.  This performs well on
+platforms which provide copy on write functionality, but may not perform as well
+on Windows.  The startup overhead for the dependencies is thus limited in this
+case to a one-time load on starting the servelet.  Tests suggest that this
+eliminates 2/3 or more of the startup overhead.
+This module has been tested on fcgi backends but has not been tested on other 
+backends.  I know of no reason it shouldn't work on starlet and other backends,
+so if it works for you, please let us know.
+The preloads are all set in the app.psgi.  You can adjust them there.  Note that
+preloaded modules are not reloaded when altered so you will have to restart the
+fcgi daemon if you change the preloads.  One solution is that for a performance
+cost you can comment out a preload, and restart the daemon when working on a
+preloaded module.
+Currently this will preload configuration settings so changes to the
+ledgersmb.conf will require a restart.
+By default this currently starts up to 10 processes.  This number can be
+To run the servelet, you will need to run the following from a startup script
+plackup -s FCGI -D --listen /var/run/httpd/fastcgi/lsmb.sock
+We have also packaged a few utilities here that are helpful, and these are
+included in the tools/system directory.  These include lsmbstart and lsmbstop,
+both bash scripts designed to start and stop the fcgi processes.  We also
+include ledgersmb.service which is a systemd config file for systemd systems
+(including Fedora) to use in starting/stopping the service.  A Sys V init script
+is not currently included but that is likely to be in future versions
+(contributions welcome).

Modified: trunk/doc/release_notes
--- trunk/doc/release_notes	2012-12-06 13:37:48 UTC (rev 5307)
+++ trunk/doc/release_notes	2012-12-06 13:42:26 UTC (rev 5308)
@@ -1,7 +1,7 @@
 LedgerSMB 1.3
-Latest Revision:  1.3.25, June 17, 2012.
+Latest Revision:  1.3.26, June 17, 2012.
 1:  Welcome to LedgerSMB

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