Getting useful information from a varnishd crash

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at
Mon Apr 2 17:15:51 CEST 2007

In message <20070402101044.GB8634 at>, Steven Murdoch writes:
>I've been running varnish-1.0.2 for about a month, and it generally
>works well, but it has stopped running twice (I presume a crash).
>Since it only keeps in-memory logs, I am a bit in the dark about what
>went wrong.

If you can reproduce the problem, try running varnishd in the foreground
with -d -d options (yes, twice).

>What is the best way I could use to find out what the problem is, so I
>can either fix it or submit a useful bug report?

Do you have a core dump ?

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