(This is from a Y! Bugzilla ticket 1821593, adding it here. . Originally posted by Leif Hedstrom on 2008-03-19):
Currently you have to set static keep-alive idle timeouts in TS, e.g.
CONFIG proxy.config.http.keep_alive_no_activity_timeout_in INT 8
CONFIG proxy.config.http.keep_alive_no_activity_timeout_out INT 30
even with epoll() in 1.17.x, this is difficult to configure, and put an appropriate timeout. The key here is that the
settings above need to assure that you stay below the max configured number of connections, e.g.:
CONFIG proxy.config.net.connections_throttle INT 75000
I'm suggesting that we add one (or two) new configuration options, and appropriate TS code support, to instead of
specifying timeouts, we specify connection limits for idle KA connections. For example:
CONFIG proxy.config.http.keep_alive_max_idle_connections_in INT 50000
CONFIG proxy.config.http_keep_alive_max_idle_connections_out INT 5000
(one still has to be careful to leave head-room for active connections here, in the example above, 20000 connections
could be active, which is a lot of traffic).
These would override the idle timeouts, so one could use the max_idle connections for incoming (client) connections,
and the idle timeouts for outgoing (origin) connections for instance.
The benefit here is that it makes configuration not only easier, but also a lot safer for many applications.