Test suite for dynamic backends

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Sun Jul 12 12:09:20 CEST 2015

In message <CABoVN9D7u3FEztctjvtJmkY_J5h4tyfg_-J9ON+qXSEG+5pqQg at mail.gmail.com>
, Dridi Boukelmoune writes:

>Speaking of Varnish 5, I wish to expose VCL probes and ACLs to VMODs
>in 4.1, the missing pieces for dynamic backends. The code is in
>patchwork, but I won't be around to support it before the release. So
>hopefully in 4.1 or 4.1.1 (same for the DNS director).

As long as we only talk static ACLs and probes, refcounting is
a non-issue, and I'll get to those patches after I look at martins
panic patches.

>> But for now, dynamic backends should work for 4.1, but VMODS should
>> take care to not needlessly replace dynamic backends with identical
>> new ones (as vmod_debug does intentionally).
>If you look at the DNS director patch, you'll see extra care in not
>removing backends needlessly.

I havn't looked at that patch yet.

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