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Sorry, yes, I'm supposing that the second tier serves fewer dynos; sufficiently few that your solutions from 2009 (that motivated you to advertise intelligent routing in the first place) are still usable.

> As a rule of thumb, I find it's best to avoid one-shots (or "specials").

Absolutely, and I would never suggest that. However, it's not just RG that has this problem, right? If I understand correctly, isn't it every single customer who believed your advertising and followed your suggested strategy to use single-threaded Rails, and doesn't want to switch?

So it's not about short or medium term; it's about letting customers take the latency hit (as you note), in order to get the scaling properties that they already paid for.

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