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From Mladen Turk <mt...@apache.org>
Subject Re: mod_proxy_balancer/mod_proxy_ajp TODO
Date Mon, 19 Jun 2006 17:19:12 GMT
Bill Stoddard wrote:
>>
>> 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?
>

Yes, the algorithm is the average over the predefined amount of time.
Further more Rainer Jung (our newest Tomcat commiter) has done a
great job by rewriting most of the lb algos to be less spiky, so I
plan to port his work to mod_proxy_balancer.

Regards,
Mladen.

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