keepalive_requests on backend

Kingsley Foreman kingsley at
Thu Sep 22 11:26:42 UTC 2011

Is it worth making it a feature request?


From: nginx-bounces at [nginx-bounces at] on behalf of Maxim Dounin [mdounin at]
Sent: 22 September 2011 18:07
To: nginx at
Subject: Re: keepalive_requests on backend


On Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 08:07:24AM +0000, Kingsley Foreman wrote:

> Hi guys
> I use
>         upstream backend{
>                 server;
>                 keepalive 40;
>         }
> I was wondering if this listened to "keepalive_requests"
> I would like to be able to make sure the backend will only
> maintain a connection for say 1000 queries before it reconnects.

Right now nginx doesn't set any limits on number of requests to
backend via single keepalive connection.  Backend may do so.

Maxim Dounin

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