Nginx + fair load balancer patch looping

Grzegorz Nosek grzegorz.nosek at
Fri Feb 29 14:53:30 MSK 2008

On Fri, Feb 29, 2008 at 12:51:33PM +0200, Joshua Sierles wrote:
> On Feb 29, 2008, at 11:39 AM, Alexander Staubo wrote:
> >An Nginx instance suddenly started spewing the following to its error
> >log at a rate of about 1GB/minute, and using a bit more CPU than
> >usual:

> >Could this be the fair load balancer going hairwire?

> At Engine Yard we are seeing this happen as well, usually when a  
> backend goes down or a 'clock skew' message is logged. It gets logged  
> hundreds of thousands of times for each request.

Alexander, Joshua,

Please send me anything you know about this problem, especially how to
reproduce it. I'd appreciate if you sent me your config files (privately
and possibly anonymised, if you prefer).

Best regards,
 Grzegorz Nosek

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