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From Jim Jagielski <>
Subject Re: low hanging fruit in proxy_balancer
Date Thu, 17 Apr 2008 12:57:45 GMT

On Apr 17, 2008, at 8:49 AM, William A. Rowe, Jr. wrote:
> One of our class attendees this week had an interesting suggesting for
> a balancer-manager feature.  Right now each member is a 2-state,  
> either
> enabled or disabled.
> For session stickiness, he suggested a tristate third option to bleed
> out the remaining sessions, dispatching no /new/ sessions into the
> particular member.  This would let the existing sessions drain and
> complete, in order to take down a member without disrupting any  
> logins.
> Of course my plate is entirely full for several months, so I'm just
> tossing it out to balancer fans to see if anyone shares his itch.

This isn't the 1st time this has been suggested... Having a
'On/Off/Taking-offline' state engine.

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