Does any module support the heathy check of the backend upstreams?

merlin corey merlincorey at
Thu Jun 11 01:45:04 MSD 2009

How often do you really expect servers to go up and down?  I think you
are correct, though, HUP can take a bit of time/resources.  My point
is, are you really having upstreams die constantly?  Seems like you
would have much worse problems than what it takes to HUP at that

-- Merlin

On Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 2:28 PM, Michael Shadle<mike503 at> wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 2:21 PM, merlin corey <merlincorey at> wrote:
>> What is so wrong with this?  Also, just for clarity (though I think
>> you meant it too) the external process can manage the upstreams.conf
>> and HUP nginx automatically!  You might even be able to get something
>> like this going pretty quick with some small modifications to monit or
>> something similar!
> It just seems a bit messy to HUP the server which probably does a lot
> more work than updating an upstream array/construct.

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