Re: 3.0 wishlist Was: Overview of 2.2.x goals?

John Carol Langford (
Mon, 19 Jan 1998 13:06:48 -0500

> > * Ethernet load balencing (I've seen stuff to do that)
> Generic load balancing. eql has big performance problems and needs a major
> overhaul.

I extened eql to deal with arbitrary IP interfaces using some different load
balancing algorithms. An unavoidable barrier to performance when load
balancing with a software device is the loss of hardware header caching. I
expect a better solution follows the form of equal cost multipathing + more
interesting load balancing algorithms.

The code is at:
if anyone is interested in it.

-John Langford