does varnish write objects to disk?

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at
Mon Jan 15 19:59:57 CET 2007

In message <b2990fb00701151055v76e4983bma935611bebc8a7e0 at>, "Nagi
ta Karunaratne" writes:

>But I really want to know how I can improve performance in a
>multi-cpu, multi-core processor systems running multiple cms-websites
>in a virtual hosting configuration outside the scope of the kernel.
>For example, a specific RAID configuration that will make it easier
>for varnish. Or do I leave it all up to the kernel.

We have very little experience with these kinds of questions so far,
mainly because nobody has told usmuch about their experiences yet.

(This would be a good time for our users to chime in :-)

>Is FreeBSD and Linux2.6 equally capable with respect to varnish?

Until now I have not heard of measurable differences.

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