fair load balancing?

Ask Bjørn Hansen ask at develooper.com
Fri Jun 20 00:12:31 UTC 2008

Setup all the servers to not accept more requests than the can  
handle.  The server itself will always know better than the load  
balancer possibly could.


On Jun 19, 2008, at 16:42, Moses Hohman <moses at collaborativedrug.com>  

> Hi,
> Is there some way to set Perlbal's config to avoid sending another  
> request to a backend server that is still processing a long request  
> (unless all backends are occupied)? We have legitimate reasons for  
> some requests to take a long time, but because our backends are a  
> pool of mongrel processes, we don't want simple round robin  
> balancing. I looked through the various configuration options and so  
> far didn't see anything obvious (at least to me).
> Thanks,
> Moses

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