Varnish crashing in production

Per Andreas Buer perbu at
Fri May 11 09:59:17 CEST 2007

Barry Abrahamson wrote:
> Hi,
> We are currently testing Varnish as a reverse proxy to serve images. 
> We are running into problems where the varnishd child (and sometimes
> parent), will die unexpectedly.

If you could supply
 * varnish version
 * OS version
 * how you invoke varnish (command line)
 * architecture
people might help you better.

>   ..
> I have tried using many different cache sizes -- currently it is set
> to 1GB which is less than the amount of RAM in the machine.  The
> restarts occur way before the cache is full.  Any help would be much
> appreciated.

Use should use a much bigger cache. The cache should never fill up - so
use 36-150GB is you can.

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