FRiCKLE Labs & MegiTeam pres. ngx_supervisord
piotr.sikora at frickle.com
Thu Oct 29 04:33:52 MSK 2009
I'm proud to present a module, already mentioned on the list a few days ago
by Grzegorz Nosek, that provides nginx with API to communicate with
Initial release adds the ability to START and STOP backends (or any
programs) on demand. If supervisord's [program:backend0] entry is configured
with "startsecs" parameter, then supervisord (and ngx_supervisord) will wait
that time before returning successful or failed status. This is of course
done in asynchronous way, so it doesn't halt nginx for a moment.
This simple feature, combined with load-aware load balancers (like Grzegorz
Nosek's nginx-upstream-fair) can offer very powerful features (starting
first backend when the first request arrives, starting/stopping backends on
demand, depending on the load, etc, etc). Patch for nginx-upstream-fair is
included in the release and it shows how easy all of this can be achieved.
Current version allows only one module to "register" its monitors with
ngx_supervisord, but as soon as there will be need for more (read: other
modules will start using ngx_supervisord), this will be changed without any
changes in the API.
If something is unclear, just ask.
This module was fully funded by megiteam.pl
For more information, API specification & download please visit:
Piotr Sikora < piotr.sikora at frickle.com >
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