[Seaside] Summer of Code Project

Boris Popov boris at deepcovelabs.com
Wed Mar 21 17:18:04 UTC 2007

Let's not forget that Avi's application is very well partitioned, so
taking down images and bringing them back up fits perfectly with a model
of 'image-per-application'. Most other applications out there do not
have such boundaries, so running as many images as possible close to
server capacity and balancing between them is probably a better thing to
do and any layer-7 load balancer should be capable of handling session
affinity properly, hence the value of inventing something new might be

My 0.02c,



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> -----Original Message-----
> From: seaside-bounces at lists.squeakfoundation.org [mailto:seaside-
> bounces at lists.squeakfoundation.org] On Behalf Of Bill Atkins
> Sent: Wednesday, March 21, 2007 6:19 AM
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> Subject: [Seaside] Summer of Code Project
> It doesn't look like I'll have time to participate in GSoC this year,
> but if I did, my project would have been Ballast: a load balancer for
> Seaside applications.  Ballast would manage several Squeak VM's and
> direct incoming requests at the appropriate image.  It would snapshot
> images that remained idle for too long and bring them back up on
> demand (this is based on Avi's description of how DabbleDB works).  It
> would probably make sense to base this on some well-tested
> load-balancing package and just add Seaside-specific functionality on
> top of that.
> Anyone who's looking for a project can feel free to use the idea
> and/or the name.
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