[Varnish] #1105: varnish cache server

Varnish varnish-bugs at varnish-cache.org
Sun Mar 11 21:06:00 CET 2012

#1105: varnish cache server
 Reporter:  varnish cache server  |        Type:  task   
   Status:  new                   |    Priority:  lowest 
Milestone:  Later                 |   Component:  build  
  Version:  trunk                 |    Severity:  trivial
 Keywords:                        |  
 Varnish is an HTTP accelerator designed for content-heavy dynamic web
 sites. '''[http://www.adminspoint.com/web-servers/1551-what-varnish-cache-
 server.html varnish cache server]''' In contrast to other HTTP
 accelerators, such as Squid, which began life as a client-side cache, or
 Apache and nginx, which are primarily origin servers, Varnish was designed
 from the ground up as an HTTP accelerator. Varnish is focused exclusively
 on HTTP, unlike other proxy servers that often support FTP, SMTP and other
 network protocols.

 While Varnish is designed to reduce contention between threads to a
 minimum, its authors claim that its performance will only be as good as
 that of the system's pthreads implementation.

 Additionally, a poor malloc implementation may add unnecessary contention
 and thereby limit performance.

Ticket URL: <https://www.varnish-cache.org/trac/ticket/1105>
Varnish <https://varnish-cache.org/>
The Varnish HTTP Accelerator

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