Workers scheduler

Igor Sysoev is at
Fri Mar 13 09:35:27 MSK 2009

On Fri, Mar 13, 2009 at 01:09:32AM +0100, Michael Baudino wrote:

> I'm wondering how nginx is balancing requests process among the
> different workers.
> Is there a scheduler ? If yes, what's the algorithm ?
> I'd like to use fair queuing for my workers (i.e. send a new request to
> process to the least loaded worker, based on CPU, memory or IO wait for
> exemple).

There is no workers scheduler. Workers try to hold accept_mutex which
allows only one worker to get new connections notification and to call
accept(). You can switch accept_mutex off, then all scheduling will be
done by OS scheduler via accept() call.

Igor Sysoev

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