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From Bill Stoddard <b...@wstoddard.com>
Subject Re: mod_proxy_balancer/mod_proxy_ajp TODO
Date Mon, 19 Jun 2006 16:58:26 GMT
Mladen Turk wrote:
> Hi guys,
> 
> I'm would like to give few notes on the things I'm
> currently working on, so that eventually no duplicate
> work is done if someone already have similar things
> on his drawing board.
> 
> 1. Additional by business load balancing method
>    that will load balance on the actual load of the
>    beckend servers. The servers that have shorter reply
>    time will get more load.

+1 on the work, but I question the usefulness of this routing algorithm. Does reply time (from
the backend 
server)correlate with resource utilization on the backend server in any but the most contrived
cases?

> 
> 2. Hot standby support. Something we have recently added
>    to the mod_jk that allows to have the 'hot-standby'
>    backend node, that sits there and does nothing until
>    all the other nodes fail.

Nice.

> 
> 3. CPING/CPONG support for the AJP protocol, for checking
>    the status of the backend server prior of sending the
>    data itself.

Sounds good.

Bill


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