[lvs-users] WLC Slow start for 2.6.x kernel

Joseph Mack NA3T jmack at wm7d.net
Tue Oct 25 17:09:35 BST 2011


On Sun, 23 Oct 2011, Krzysztof Wilczynski wrote:

> In principle, the idea behind a slow-start (which only really applies
> to least-connection shedulers family) is to make a real server appear
> as a little bit busier than it really is in terms of number of active
> connections it handles, either when it is initially added to the pool
> or when its weight has changed.
.
.
> In order to make that happen, we introduce a concept of artrificial
> handicap factor (we are simply making a real server less attractive,
> so to speak), which will decay over time allowing for more connections
> to be gradually handed over to the real server by the scheduler.

Is this just a matter of setting the number of connections 
to some arbitary value (eg the same as the most connected 
realserver) and letting the number of connections decay as 
they time out (as happens for regular connections)?

Joe


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