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Refresh ActiveRecord connection on each rack request


Add the following to your Gemfile:

gem 'activerecord-refresh_connection'

And then execute:

$ bundle

How to Use

This gem provides a rack middleware ActiveRecord::ConnectionAdapters::RefreshConnectionManagement which disconnects all connections in each rack request, which results in refreshing all connections in each rack request.


Swap the default rails ConnectionManagement.

# config/application.rb
class Application < Rails::Application
  config.middleware.swap ActiveRecord::ConnectionAdapters::ConnectionManagement,

  ## If you would like to clear connections after 5 requests:
  # config.middleware.insert_before ActiveRecord::ConnectionAdapters::ConnectionManagement,
  #   "ActiveRecord::ConnectionAdapters::RefreshConnectionManagement", max_requests: 5
  # config.middleware.delete ActiveRecord::ConnectionAdapters::ConnectionManagement

Middleware check.

bundle exec rake middleware


require 'activerecord-refresh_connection'

use ActiveRecord::ConnectionAdapters::RefreshConnectionManagement

## If you would like to clear connections after 5 requests:
# use ActiveRecord::ConnectionAdapters::RefreshConnectionManagement, max_requests: 5

run App

See Also


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  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature)
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Add some feature')
  4. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature)
  5. Create new Pull Request

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