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From Cheenu <>
Subject Re: mod_proxy_balancer/mod_proxy_ajp TODO
Date Tue, 20 Jun 2006 13:57:46 GMT
I have had a need  for this functionality in one application or other for a
while now and have been researching various means of acheiving it without
actually coding.

mod_backhand ( which seems to be an abandoned project was
very promising a few years back.
I think, section 3.3 of was some
attempt in the past in this direction.

Just wanted to put in this casual note.

Thanks for keeping up the good work folks - appreciate it

On 6/20/06, Mladen Turk <> wrote:
> Henri Gomez wrote:
> > Important point in load balancing will be to collect CPU load (job
> > load) from the remote.
> > We often make the mistake to split requests between servers as if it
> > cost the same CPU power (or cpu load) for each of them, but in Java /
> > J2EE some requests could be more CPU/IO/DB consuming than others.
> >
> Well, I'm not sure that having the CPU load would mean something.
> For example you might have P3/1GHz and P66/100GHz with the
> same load (close to 80%), and that info in that case would be
> actually misleading. It might help only if your hardware topology
> is exactly the same for all backend servers.
> The bussines method OTOH will favor the 100GHz box over 1GHz one,
> thus giving more sense. Even with the same hardware topology,
> it is presumable that the shorter reply timeout would mean less
> CPU cycles used.
> Regards,
> Mladen.

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