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From "Akins, Brian" <>
Subject Re: mod_proxy_balancer enhancements
Date Fri, 29 Aug 2008 14:55:50 GMT
On 8/28/08 8:45 PM, "Jess Holle" <> wrote:

> Possible solutions include:
> Having an option to have a background thread ping the backends rather than
> allowing normal requests to do so.

One way to possibly do this is to have a single "health checking" that's in
the parent that can "notify" children of origin server changes.  Could just
be setting some flags in shared memory.  The health-checker could be an
external process managed like a logger as well or just forked from parent.

Brian Akins
Chief Operations Engineer
Turner Digital Media Technologies

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