Re: [lvs-users] Are LVS / ldirectord Multithreaded?

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Subject: Re: [lvs-users] Are LVS / ldirectord Multithreaded?
From: Joseph Mack NA3T <jmack@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 1 Nov 2008 15:19:43 -0700 (PDT)
On Sat, 1 Nov 2008, Robinson, Eric wrote:

> I changed it to 5 seconds, but no significant change was apparent. Then
> I changed it to 10 seconds and there was a definite, observable drop in
> CPU utilization.  A graph of the past 6 hours shows that usage has now
> flattened out and is now averaging less than 10%.

In the early days of LVS, all failover was set to at least 
30secs as the tcpip stack is designed to tolerate somewhere 
between 30-90sec (depending on the OS) of lost packets (if 
routing goes down) before sending back icmp errors to the 
sending node. On that understanding, all applications can 
expect silence on that time scale before the routing 
underneath rearranges itself.

For the number of times you have a forced failover of a 
realserver (once every couple of months at most), I can't 
imagine that doctors will notice. Planned downtime will 
involve setting the weight to 0 and then shutting down the 
node, when all connections are dropped


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