Make reason-phrase optional?

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at
Wed May 15 12:44:17 CEST 2013

In message <CAOXZevAVqm9NSbu7Ttp1Hji_SY8pDyAa=K8072qfuHXyojc1AQ at>
, Per Buer writes:

>According to - the reason
>phrase is meant for human consumption and you're allowed to say whatever
>you'd like here. The reason phrase is required by the RFC and the question
>is whether Varnish should require it or not. After all, it isn't used for
>anything so I don't see a reason why we should require it. Then again, we
>cannot be faulted for declaring a backend sick when it is in violation of
>the protocol.

I have no opinion on this.  Find a consensus and send me a patch...

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