varnishncsa, -w option and the HUP signal

Steve Scally steve at
Mon Dec 10 21:30:44 CET 2007


What is the string you are using for varnishncsa?


On Dec 10, 2007, at 2:04 PM, Eirik Øverby wrote:

> Hi,
> 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  
> specified.
>                  If varnishncsa receives a SIGHUP while writing to  
> a file, it
>                  will reopen the file, allowing the old one to be  
> rotated
>                  away.
> 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.
> /Eirik
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