Stig Sandbeck Mathisen ssm at
Mon Feb 18 06:51:14 CET 2008

Dag-Erling Smørgrav <des at> writes:

> I believe that both the Debian and RedHat packages enable varnishlog
> by default, is that correct?

For Debian, at least, yes.

> The problem is that varnishlog generates enormous amounts of data,
> and consumes a fair bit of CPU doing so.  Therefore, I think
> varnishlog should be disabled by default.

I guess...

Problem is, most of my Varnish installations are previous squid sites,
and varnish + varnishlog is less resource intensive than squid, while
performing better.  Having a detailed log available by default is
incredibly useful, particularly for new sites.

Or maybe I'm more fond of having data for debugging than available

Stig Sandbeck Mathisen, Linpro

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