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Re: consistent hashing using split_clients

姚伟斌
November 01, 2012 01:46AM
You can have a look at Tengine. We are developing the consistent hash
module: https://github.com/taobao/tengine/pull/68

This module is current used in about 200 production servers. If you like
it, we can give you the pure Nginx consistent hash module.

2012/11/1 rmalayter <nginx-forum@nginx.us>

> Maxim Dounin Wrote:
> >
> > Percentage values are stored in fixed point with 2 digits after
> > the point. Configuration parsing will complain if you'll try to
> > specify more digits after the point.
> >
> > > How many "buckets" does the hash table for split_clients
> > > have (it doesn't seem to be configurable)?
> >
> > The split_clients algorithm doesn't use buckets, as it's not a
> > hash table. Instead, it calculates hash function of the
> > original value, and selects resulting value based on a hash
> > function result. See http://nginx.org/r/split_clients for
> > details.
> >
>
> So clearly I am down the wrong path here, and split_clients just cannot do
> what I need. I will have to rethink things.
>
> The 3rd-party ngx_http_consistent_hash module appears to be un-maintained,
> un-commented. It also uses binary search to find an upstream instead of a
> hash table, making it O(log(n)) for each request. My C skills haven't been
> used in anger since about 1997, so updating or maintaining it myself would
> probably not be a fruitless exercise.
>
> Perhaps I will have to fall back to using perl to get a hash bucket for the
> time being. I assume 4096 upstreams is not a problem for nginx given that
> it
> is used widely by CDNs.
>
> A long time ago Igor mentioned he was working on an variable-based upstream
> hashing module using MurmurHash3:
> http://forum.nginx.org/read.php?29,212712,212739#msg-212739
>
> I suppose other work took priority. Maybe Igor has some code stashed
> somewhere that just needs testing and polishing.
>
> If not, it seems that the current "ip_hash" scheme used in nginx could be
> easily adapted to fast consistent hashing by simply
> -using MurmurHash3 or similar instead of the current simple
> multiply+modulo scheme
> -allowing arbitrary nginx variables as hash input instead of just the IP
> address during upstream selection
> -at initialization utilizing a hash table of 4096 or whatever
> configurable
> number of buckets
> -fill the hash table by sorting the server array on
> murmurhash3(bucket_number + server_name + server_weight_counter) and taking
> the first server
>
> Is there a mechanism for sponsoring development along these lines and
> getting it into the official nginx distribution? Consistent hashing is the
> one commonly-used proxy server function that nginx seems to be missing.
>
> Posted at Nginx Forum:
> http://forum.nginx.org/read.php?2,232428,232434#msg-232434
>
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consistent hashing using split_clients

rmalayter October 31, 2012 10:31AM

Re: consistent hashing using split_clients

Maxim Dounin October 31, 2012 10:52AM

Re: consistent hashing using split_clients

rmalayter October 31, 2012 12:46PM

Re: consistent hashing using split_clients

姚伟斌 November 01, 2012 01:46AM

Re: consistent hashing using split_clients

Maxim Dounin November 01, 2012 06:00AM



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