Dlb Connection Balancer¶
This connection balancer extension provides Envoy with low latency networking by integrating with Intel DLB through the libdlb library.
The Dlb connection balancer is only included in contrib images
An example for Dlb connection balancer configuration is:
static_resources: listeners: - connection_balance_config: extend_balance: name: envoy.network.connection_balance.dlb typed_config: "@type": type.googleapis.com/envoy.extensions.network.connection_balance.dlb.v3alpha.Dlb
How it works¶
If enabled, the Dlb connection balancer will:
attach Dlb hardware
create a queue for balancing
create one port to send and one port to receive for each worker thread
create one eventfd for each worker thread and attach each eventfd to corresponding customer
register each eventfd to corresponding customer and Dlb hardware
When new connections come, one worker thread will accept it and send it to Dlb hardware. Dlb hardware does balancing then trigger one worker thread to receive via libevent.
Installing and using Dlb¶
For information on how to build/install and use libdlb see the getting started guide.