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From Jim Jagielski <...@jaguNET.com>
Subject Re: Missing proxy_balancer feature
Date Wed, 30 Jun 2010 17:42:56 GMT

On Jun 30, 2010, at 8:34 AM, jean-frederic clere wrote:

> On 06/30/2010 04:17 AM, William A. Rowe Jr. wrote:
>> Yet again, in class another student pointed out that the Enabled/Disabled
>> choice in mod_proxy_balancer totally ignores the concept of quiescing,
>> where we are taking a server offline, but continuing to serve those
>> requests targeted by session to that server.  Once the number of sessions
>> settles on something quite low, the user then takes that server offline
>> entirely and the remaining users are subjected to 'expired session' results.
>> 
>> A boolean Enabled/Disabled flag doesn't address this need.
>> 
>> Does anyone feel like working on this feature, since those I had
>> previously approached didn't have all that much interest, or got
>> busy with other things?
>> 
>> 
> 
> There are several things that requires improvements:
> 1 - The default load balancing logic doesn't work well when you restart
> a back-end node.
> 
> 2 - Nothing from the shared information is persisted so a restart may
> have weird effect.
> 
> 3 - Additionally the forward and reserve proxy logic are mixed togother
> so it makes hard to change anything.
> 

Yep... all stuff that should be fixed in 2.4... or *will* be ;)


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