fair load balancer module: upstream_fair

Grzegorz Nosek grzegorz.nosek at gmail.com
Sun Mar 21 18:49:26 MSK 2010

On nie, mar 21, 2010 at 04:44:11 +0200, Stefan Parvu wrote:
> Hi,
> Im thinking in building for nginx the upstream_fair module.
> I just want to make sure I got the instructions right.
> 1. Download all needed bits for nginx, including the server source code
> 2. Buuild the NGINX server aloing with the upstream_fair module by adding 
>    the following: --add-module=src/upstream_fair
> 3, make && make install
> There were some mentions about a patch for the std balance module:
> http://wiki.nginx.org/NginxHttpUpstreamRequestHashModule - what is this
> patch about and do I need to patch manually the nginx source code for
> upstream_fair ?
> Im planning in using Nginx 0.7.65 on Solaris 10 x86/sparc.

No, you don't need to patch Nginx itself to use upstream_fair. The
instructions you posted should be enough. The patch you mentioned is for
the upstream_hash module only.

Best regards,
 Grzegorz Nosek

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