Re: Detecting client load

From: Ulric Eriksson (
Date: Thu Aug 21 2003 - 17:18:06 CEST

On Tue, 5 Aug 2003, Rob Clews wrote:

> Is there any way that Pen can contact a client node and detect its current
> load? For example a node may be running an intensive application that
> reduces its ability to serve as a node compared to other nodes. It would
> be nice if Pen could detect this and send requests to a different node.

Pen has a flexible control interface which allows you to run any checks
you like on the backend servers and make Pen start or stop sending
requests there. There is no built-in way to measure the load on the
backend servers because there are so many ways to define load.

See for an example where various
tests are done to check that the responses from the servers are correct.
It would be simple to make it check load as well.


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