Re: IPVS scheduler algorithms (was: [PATCH] ipvs: Kconfig cleanup)

To: Ismael Luque Valencia <isma.luque@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: IPVS scheduler algorithms (was: [PATCH] ipvs: Kconfig cleanup)
Cc: Patrick McHardy <kaber@xxxxxxxxx>, Michal Marek <mmarek@xxxxxxx>, lvs-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, netdev@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Julian Anastasov <ja@xxxxxx>, Wensong Zhang <wensong@xxxxxxxxxxxx>, linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
From: Simon Horman <horms@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 2010 21:29:25 +0900
On Sun, Jul 11, 2010 at 07:15:21PM -0500, Ismael Luque Valencia wrote:
> Hi my name is Ismael, I am doing a paper about lvs algorithms but I dont
> undernstand two of them Locality-Based Least-Connection and Locality-Based
> Least-Connection with Replication
> Someone, who can explain me that algorithms please
> If it is in Spanish will better because my English is not good


Firstly, please don't reply to emails unless you are actually
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In any case this question would be better sent to the lvs-users list.

But to your question.

These schedulers are described briefly in the ipvsadm(8) man page
and in pseudo code in the source files (ip_vs_lblc.c and ip_vs_lblcr.c)
in the Linux kernel tree. And there is some discussion in the howto

The way that I think of these schedulers is as enhanced versions of wlc
designed for use with transparent proxies. That is situations where
there will be a lot of destination addresses.

lblc works by keeping a cache that associates destination addresses with
a real server. This allows accesses, potentially from different end-users,
to be sent to the same real-server. As this is designed to be used
with proxies, this means the request will be sent to a proxy that may
have already retrieved the result.

lblcr is similar, but instead of one real-server per destination, it
allows for multiple real-servers per destination.

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