File Upload Question
i was keeping minimal tabs on #rubyonrails irc channel last night and one guy was having problems when a user uploaded a file. it had something to do with sessions, rails use of a single thread, uploading a file and locking other users out.
does this make any sense? is it a legit limitation? how would this affect us, as developers?
I havn't seen this limitation personally. It would really depend on a lot of environment variables such as the web server used, whether you're using fcgi or scgi, the operating system, file storage method, etc etc.
There are certainly some very large RoR sites that use file uploading in lots of places with no apparent issues.