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From Mladen Turk <>
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.


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