"random" load balancing always choosing the same backend

Bryan Fullerton fehwalker at gmail.com
Sat Nov 8 06:18:56 CET 2008

On Fri, Nov 7, 2008 at 1:02 AM, Jacob Smullyan <jsmullyan at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm delighted with varnish.  However, I haven't had any luck so far
> with weighted random load-balancing.  I am seeing it always use one
> backend, the one with the highest weight, and never use the other
> backends at all.   That is not what I expected -- and the other
> backends are healthy.  If I switch to a round-robin, all the backends
> spring to life. Is this the expected behavior?  Any clarification
> would be appreciated.

Yep, I reported this bug a couple of weeks ago
(http://varnish.projects.linpro.no/ticket/361). It's been fixed, and
the fix should be in 2.0.2 when it arrives in the next week or so.


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