Here's the Capistrano code I've been using with mod_rails:
I think that's all there is to it... as far as I can tell, start and stop don't make much sense in a mod_rails context. I suppose you could use them to disable the app altogether somehow, although that kind of relates to this issue about
Credit for the restart task goes to Jim Neath; the change I made was just to put it in the
deploy namespace. Works either way, though.