cache backend using 10X the amount of space

Flemming Frandsen ff at
Thu Feb 8 17:20:37 CET 2007

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-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: cache backend using 10X the amount of space
Date: Wed, 7 Feb 2007 11:37:43 -0800
From: Alex Apke <aapke at>
To: Flemming Frandsen <ff at>
References: <20070205231651.GA26813 at> 
<45C97FDA.5040606 at>

On Wed, Feb 07, 2007 at 08:29:30AM +0100, Flemming Frandsen wrote:
> Alex Apke wrote:
> >A related question, when the cache backend storagefile reaches the
> >maximum size,
> What did you set that size to?
At first, I set it to 20MB, then 200MB, and currently I am testing it
with 6GB.  With 20 and 200, the backend seems to rollover.  I haven't yet
filled all 6GB so I don't know if it will happen, but I assume it will.

Watching the varnishstat when this happens, all the numbers reset
to zero including cache hits, misses, etc...

I also noticed that when the stats reset and the cache invalidates
itself, a new child processes replaces the original child.

Note: I am using the precompiled rpms for RHEL4, which I assume are ok.


  Regards Flemming Frandsen - YAPH -

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