varnish consuming too much memory?

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at
Thu Mar 13 23:00:45 CET 2008

In message <438E9577-CF3C-4328-B108-402128196ED6 at>, Jodok Batl
ogg writes:

>what is varnish's disk file exactly for? is varnish using "real" =20
>memory only and "swapping" to its own file?

it is the backingstore to which the kernel can page the virtual memory 
which Varnish uses.

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