Error xxx Guru Meditation

Andreas Røsdal andrearo at
Thu Jul 19 17:13:32 CEST 2007

> On mié, 2007-07-18 at 13:38 +0200, fabrice at wrote:
>> Dear all,
>> I have some customer which are complaining about the "design" of the
>> error page generated when all backend server are down.
>> To fix this aesthetical request , I've made a small patch.
>> This patch allow to provide a folder ( by the use of the flag -e
>> /path/to/error_/folder ) where html error page belong.
>> If you provide a 503.html page in this folder, you've got that page in
>> place of the default "Guru meditation" message.
>> May be this patch could be useful for someone else.

Ideally, when all backend servers are down, varnish should show an old 
cached version of the requested resource if possible. It would mean that 
backend failures wouldn't be noticed by end users. Would this be 
possible, or planned ?

  - Andreas

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