[Varnish] #794: varnishsizes : Say what sizes it show in desc / manpage

thebog thebog at gmail.com
Thu Oct 14 22:07:57 CEST 2010

Not being to sure about this response, but I am still gonna share it :)

I think there is no point to know the size. The tool is build for
giving you a sense of what is happening trafficwise, and not hard
numbers. Hard numbers you find elsewhere with other tools that do the
job much better (Since they are accurate by nature). By being
logarithmic I guess you eliminate the possibility that you will reach
a "roof" (lets say the top of your screen) with visuals. Since you
can't really guess beforehand what kind of traffic to expect, and
therefore don't wanna restrict your tool. Some are looking for detail
in small numbers, while others wanna watch trends with huge numbers.

Take a look at varnishstat and the other tools, and see if that can
provide you with what you may be looking for.

Anders Berg

On Thu, Oct 14, 2010 at 5:11 PM, Varnish <varnish-bugs at varnish-cache.org> wrote:
> #794: varnishsizes : Say what sizes it show in desc / manpage
> ---------------------------------+------------------------------------------
>  Reporter:  mandark              |        Type:  documentation
>   Status:  new                  |    Priority:  low
> Milestone:  Varnish 2.1 release  |   Component:  documentation
>  Version:  trunk                |    Severity:  trivial
>  Keywords:  varnishsizes         |
> ---------------------------------+------------------------------------------
>  The only information about what is displayed in varnishsizes is :
>  It's a size, "updated histogram showing the distribution of the last N
>  requests by their processing", and "The horizontal scale is logarithmic."
>  But i don'k now how to fix it cause i don't know which size is monitored
>  and in which unit...
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> Ticket URL: <http://varnish-cache.org/trac/ticket/794>
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