New nginx module: ngx_softlimit
mdounin at mdounin.ru
Wed Jun 30 20:53:58 MSD 2010
On Wed, Jun 30, 2010 at 06:28:51PM +0200, Zeljko Tomic wrote:
> I wrote a small, but sometimes very useful module for limiting
> the number of active connections, in a "soft" way.
> Description and usage:
> In situation when using nginx for serving static files and
> primarily as a proxy/proxy_cache with some slower backend (or
> even php fastcgi), limits of connections and requests that nginx
> can handle are much higher than they are on backend server(s).
> When you know the limits of your backend, it is bad practice to
> apply those limits on nginx's worker_connections, because it's
> obvious that when limits are met, new requests won't come
> through and this leaves you with bad visitor experience.
It would be a good idea to clarify differences from limit_conn
module. Right now it looks like use cases you consider are better
handled by limit_conn.
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