[Varnish] #273: running out of virtual memory on 32 bit server

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Tue Aug 5 13:46:27 CEST 2008

#273: running out of virtual memory on 32 bit server
 Reporter:  chrisrixon  |        Owner:  des        
     Type:  defect      |       Status:  reopened   
 Priority:  normal      |    Milestone:  Varnish 1.2
Component:  build       |      Version:  1.1.2      
 Severity:  major       |   Resolution:             
 Keywords:              |  
Comment (by chrisrixon):

 > If you run varnishd with "-d -d", it will run in the foreground
 (remember to type "start" to get it running) and any really weird stuff
 will be printed on the terminal.

 varnish slowly went up to about 1G of VM and then very rapidly up to 3G at
 which point I dropped it from the load balancer:

 # varnish/bin/varnishd/varnishd -d -d -a :80 \
 >              -b localhost:81 \
 >              -u varn -g varn \
 >              -s file,/var/lib/varnish/varnish_storage.bin,128M
 storage_file: filename: /var/lib/varnish/varnish_storage.bin size 128 MB.
 Using old SHMFILE
 Debugging mode, enter "start" to start child
 child (12493) Started
 200 0

 Child (12493) said Closed fds: 4 9 10 12 13
 Child (12493) said Child starts
 Child (12493) said managed to mmap 134217728 bytes of 134217728
 Child (12493) said Ready
 Manager got SIGINT
 Stopping Child
 unlink ./vcl.1P9zoqAU.o


 > Also, with the -trunk version, check your syslog for indicative
 Couldn't see anything bad in /var/log/messages

Ticket URL: <http://varnish.projects.linpro.no/ticket/273#comment:13>
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