varnishncsa logs null size and status

Jeff Nichols jeff at
Mon Oct 15 12:19:05 CEST 2007


I've been playing with varnishncsa and I've noticed that quite a few  
requests get logged with (null) for the size and status.  This is the  
output while running varnishncsa with no arguments: - - [15/Oct/2007:10:04:37 +0000] "(null) (null)  
(null)" (null) (null) "-" "-" - - [15/Oct/2007:10:05:20 +0000] "GET http:// HTTP/1.1" (null) (null) ""  
"Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/419.3  
(KHTML, like Gecko) Safari/419.3"

I'm not so concerned with the backend line, but maybe it gives some  
clues.  On the other hand, there are instances where the backend line  
is full of nulls while the client line is perfectly normal.

  So far, it seems the client line only contains nulls when the  
object will not be cached.

I'd file a ticket, but Trac is still locked down, so I figured this  
is the next best place to say something.


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