Is the mongo_ext still relevant?

Our Gemfile has an old gem called mongo_ext which hasn’t been updated in more than 10 years. Does anyone know if it is still needed or if I can remove it?

Hi @Michael_Hagar1,

I believe the mongo_ext gem is the precursor to the current mongo driver and included an early version of the C bindings used by the BSON module (which were eventually extracted as bson_ext then moved into bson) .

If you are currently including both mongo and mongo_ext in your Gemfile it’s unlikely you’re using the mongo_ext library, however you should obviously validate this yourself.


Alex is correct, mongo_ext was part of 1.x Ruby driver. If you use driver 2.x which is the only currently supported one, you shouldn’t need mongo_ext.


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