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From chris derham <>
Subject Re: Handling requests when under load - ACCEPT and RST vs non-ACCEPT
Date Wed, 14 Nov 2012 16:02:01 GMT
Having finally received the actual details of what the OP actually is doing
in email #37 of this thread, I was struck by a simple thought. I have
re-read the whole thread, and don't think/hope that I am about to say
anything completely stupid.

> "We develop software that routes millions of requests to dozens of Tomcat
instances. "

So you have your own software in front of many tomcats that is responsible
for distributing the load between multiple tomcat instances

> "Yes, we can and do support connection throttling at a slight cost to
safeguard a single Tomcat from receiving more connections that it can, but
if Tomcat was able to not reset connections at the TCP level - we can
perform our task much better, and I do not think this will cause any
problem to any other use cases of Tomcat - if we can just enable this
behavior with a configuration parameter"

My simple thought was that it sounds like your code isn't working. You have
more load than one tomcat instance can handle, which overloads that
instance. You are trying to write code to handle this situation, and seem
convinced that the only solution is to alter tomcat such that you can
detect/handle this occurrence in a way that is easier for your software.
You also state that when this happens, you will simple route to there
tomcat instances - the implicit assumption that they have spare capacity on
the other instances. If this is the case, why didn't your code route to
these other instances in the first place? Surely this would obviate the
need for any changes to tomcat? What algorithm do you use to determine
where to send the load?

> "I do not understand the negativity here.."

After writing comments such as "If you can, try to understand what I said
better.. Its ok to not accept this proposal and/or not understand it.." you
really can't understand the negativity? Really? Are you sure?


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