Varnish crashing in production

Dag-Erling Smørgrav des at
Fri May 11 10:48:15 CEST 2007

Per Andreas Buer <perbu at> writes:
> Dag-Erling Smørgrav wrote:
> > Within reason - there is no point in using a cache file that is many
> > times the size of your data set.  I'm not sure how the allocator works
> > in detail, but somewhere between 1x and 2x the size of your data set
> > should be sufficient.
> Is an "out of memory" situation handled properly now?

No, but it won't occur if your cache is larger than your data set (and I
mean "data set", not "working set" - thanks to the likes of Google, most
of your data set will be in your working set at some point or other)

Dag-Erling Smørgrav
Senior Software Developer
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