varnishncsa, -w option and the HUP signal
caleb.anthony at gmail.com
Mon Dec 10 21:07:38 CET 2007
I'm not sure what version of Varnish you are using, but revision 2270
changed some of the SIGHUP code in varnishncsa:
Download the latest SVN version and give it a try...
On 12/10/07, Eirik Øverby <ltning at anduin.net> wrote:
> I suspect I've asked this before:
> Quoting the man page:
> -w file Write log entries to file instead of displaying them. The
> file will be overwritten unless the -a option was
> If varnishncsa receives a SIGHUP while writing to a file,
> will reopen the file, allowing the old one to be rotated
> Put shortly, varnishncsa seems to totally ignore HUP signals. No log file
> reopening takes place. I see from the source that code is there to handle
> it, but I lack the skills and time to figure out why it's not hit, or not
> working as (I) expect(ed).
> I remember trying this some time ago as well, while varnish 1.0 was the
> hotness, and found the same behavior. I've meanwhile resorted to writing to
> a fifo buffer and reading from there using flog. Not pretty, but it works.
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