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From Rainer Jung <>
Subject Re: fail_on_status question
Date Sun, 06 Jun 2010 13:40:20 GMT
On 06.06.2010 03:52, Mohit Anchlia wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 5, 2010 at 2:02 AM, Rainer Jung<>  wrote:
>> On 04.06.2010 01:30, Mohit Anchlia wrote:
>>> In our present environment we have a WS and APP server. When request
>>> comes in, WS sends it to APP server using mod_jk and then APP server
>>> inserts it into JMS queue. So essentially APP server is also dependent
>>> on JMS server which runs on the same box.
>>> My question is can I use fail_on_status in to take
>>> one of the APP servers out of service from mod_jk(WS) by returning
>>> some Http error code as a response to a request when JMS server is
>>> down and a request comes in? Since cping and cpong will still return
>>> success would this mechanism of fail_on_status work?
>> fail_on_status will trigger nevertheless. Otherwise it would be useless.
> I didn't get this piece that fail_on_status will trigger nevertheless?
> My understanding is that cping and cpong decide if to keep a worker in
> error state or not. But http response code will be returned only when
> http request comes in. To cping and cpong server is still up. So even
> if app server return status same as configured for fail_on_status
> cping and cpong will still not bring the worker in error state.

cping and cpong themselves don't bring the worker in error state. There 
are several mechanism involved to detect feilure and each of those 
mechanisms can bring worker into error state by itself. Once the worker 
is in error state, it will not be used for 60 seconds and then retried 
with the next request eligible for it. If that requests triggers some 
error condition again, the worker will stay in error state, otherwise it 
will be back to normal.

So if cping/cpong succeed, and later during processing of the same 
request an error occurs, like e.g. triggered by fail_on_status or 
reply_timeout or whatever else is configured, the worker will be put 
into error state.

If you still doubt it: try it! Writing a simple servlet or JSP returning 
some error status is easy and you can see what's happening.



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