/Apache HTTP Server

Apache Module mod_lbmethod_bytraffic

Description: Weighted Traffic Counting load balancer scheduler algorithm for mod_proxy_balancer
Status: Extension
ModuleIdentifier: lbmethod_bytraffic_module
SourceFile: mod_lbmethod_bytraffic.c
Compatibility: Split off from mod_proxy_balancer in 2.3


This module does not provide any configuration directives of its own. It requires the services of mod_proxy_balancer, and provides the bytraffic load balancing method.

Weighted Traffic Counting Algorithm

Enabled via lbmethod=bytraffic, the idea behind this scheduler is very similar to the Request Counting method, with the following changes:

lbfactor is how much traffic, in bytes, we want this worker to handle. This is also a normalized value representing their "share" of the amount of work to be done, but instead of simply counting the number of requests, we take into account the amount of traffic this worker has either seen or produced.

If a balancer is configured as follows:

worker a b c
lbfactor 1 2 1

Then we mean that we want b to process twice the amount of bytes than a or c should. It does not necessarily mean that b would handle twice as many requests, but it would process twice the I/O. Thus, the size of the request and response are applied to the weighting and selection algorithm.

Note: input and output bytes are weighted the same.

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