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From Jim Jagielski <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] lbmethods in mod_proxy_balancer
Date Fri, 30 May 2008 13:59:12 GMT

On May 30, 2008, at 9:25 AM, Ryan Murray wrote:
> In fact for many (if not most) monitoring and management situations,  
> moving
> averages are more useful than infinitely historical data.  If load  
> patterns
> may change over time, it is often reasonable (or necessary) that  
> recent
> traffic has significantly more weight than past traffic.

This implies some knowledge of what has gone before and the
timeframe associated with that. Not only that, but when you start
bothering about short-term reactions, you can easily screw up
the long-term results.

Instant-by-instant LB is certainly a "viable" concept, but
longer-termed averaging is a more sustainable solution, imo.

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