r4480 - trunk/varnish-cache/bin/varnishncsa

Anders Nordby anders at fupp.net
Tue Feb 2 13:31:33 CET 2010


On Mon, Feb 01, 2010 at 06:50:47PM +0000, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
>>> I must object to this change, as I use varnishncsa -b extensively to
>>> pull out reports on missed objects being fetch from the backends too
>>> often. Please revert this change, as varnishncsa -b has its use.
> >I don't know why it was removed or if there's a good alternative,
> >but I've found the -b option very useful, too.
> Well, the code to implement it full was never there, and people were
> reporting core dumps because of it, so we figured we would make the
> non-support for -b explicit, until the code could be written.
> There are no objections to supporting it, it's just code to be
> written by somebody... (nudge, nudge, wink, wink...)

>From a developer point of view, I understand that this feature must be
improved or removed. But from a user point of view, it has its use, and
it IS in use. Will this patch be backed out or not? Do I have to use
patches to see backend traffic in a simple Apache style log?



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