Leastconn connections count after reload

Hi everyone!

This is most likely a newbie question, but I couldn’t find the answer anywhere: I use leastconn for long connections in TCP mode.

When I need to reload haproxy (after a conf update), does the new process inherit the connections count in order to preserve the correct behavior regarding the balance? This is crucial for our application. (we use the admin socket with expose-fd listeners for seamless reload with -x reload.

I’m using a master-worker (systemd) mode here, but not sure if this is relevant for this question.