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Total Time stat seems high on stats page


The total time on my stats seems a lot higher than it should be. Here, it seems to be telling me that the average request takes over 2 seconds. It seems to be much higher since I upgraded to HaProxy 1.8 (before, the total time was much lower).


I enabled my logs for a while and got results such as these:

Oct 23 11:59:42 MySiteLBNYC haproxy[25790]: CLIENT IP:36391 [23/Oct/2018:11:59:42.935] mysite~ mysite/MySite05 0/0/0/10/11 200 28119 - - --NI 567/567/0/1/0 0/0 “GET /file.php HTTP/1.1”

Oct 23 11:59:43 MySiteLBNYC haproxy[25790]: CLIENT IP:48547 [23/Oct/2018:11:59:43.281] mysite~ mysite/MySite07 0/0/0/9/9 200 28066 - - --NI 572/572/1/1/0 0/0 “GET /file.php HTTP/1.1”

Oct 23 12:00:54 MySiteLBNYC haproxy[25790]: CLIENT IP:37262 [23/Oct/2018:12:00:54.824] mysite~ mysite/MySite01 0/0/0/62/62 200 18515 - - --VN 515/515/0/1/0 0/0 “GET /file.php HTTP/1.1”

Oct 23 12:01:58 MySiteLBNYC haproxy[25790]: CLIENT IP:35693 [23/Oct/2018:12:01:58.562] mysite~ mysite/MySite08 0/0/0/71/71 200 31769 - - --VN 551/551/1/1/0 0/0 “GET /file.php HTTP/1.1”

Oct 23 12:02:45 MySiteLBNYC haproxy[25790]: CLIENT IP:56225 [23/Oct/2018:12:02:45.960] mysite~ mysite/MySite09 0/0/0/5/5 200 25056 - - --VN 522/522/0/1/0 0/0 “GET /file.php HTTP/1.1”

My config is as follows:

log local0 notice
stats socket /var/run/haproxy.stat
maxconn 70000
tune.maxrewrite 16384
tune.bufsize 32768
tune.ssl.cachesize 10000000
user haproxy
group haproxy
nbproc 4
cpu-map 1 0
cpu-map 2 1
cpu-map 3 2
cpu-map 4 3

log global
mode http
maxconn 70000
option httplog
option dontlognull
option forwardfor
retries 5
option redispatch
timeout connect 25000
timeout client 25000
timeout server 25000

listen mysite
option httplog
option dontlog-normal
option dontlognull
option accept-invalid-http-request
log /dev/log local0
bind :::80 v6only
bind :443 ssl crt /etc/ssl/mysite.com/mysite.com.pem
mode http
maxconn 70000
balance static-rr
option http-keep-alive
option forwardfor
http-request set-header X-Forwarded-Proto HTTPS_ON if { ssl_fc }
cookie SRVNAME insert
timeout connect 10s
timeout client 60s
timeout server 60s
reqidel ^X-Forwarded-For:.

redirect scheme https code 301 if !{ ssl_fc }

acl fb-img-acl hdr_dom(host) -i fb.mysite.com
use_backend varnish-backend if fb-img-acl

acl thumb-img-acl hdr_dom(host) -i thumbs.mysite.com
use_backend varnish-backend if thumb-img-acl

acl letsencrypt-acl path_beg /.well-known/acme-challenge/
use_backend letsencrypt-backend if letsencrypt-acl

server mysite01 cookie MS01 check
server mysite02 cookie MS02 check
server mysite04 cookie MS04 check
server mysite05 cookie MS05 check
server mysite06 cookie MS06 check

backend letsencrypt-backend
server letsencrypt

backend varnish-backend
server varnish

Does anyone have any idea on how to get to the bottom of this issue?

Gather more info about TLS Client Hello messages being received on port 80

This is the average of the total session time of the last 1024 connections, including keep-aliving idle HTTP connections. That fact that you see high numbers is expected, that’s exactly what keep-alive does.

You can also see from your logs that timers are high … 28, 18, 31 and 25 seconds. That averaged with (I assume) non keep-alived requests will lead to that value.


Hi Luka,

Thank you for your reply. Could you elaborate on what you mean when you say the timers are high?



Sorry, I confused the response size with the response total time in the log.