varnish increased the load

Releaselog | rlslog at
Wed Jul 25 17:15:46 CEST 2007

By load increased, I mean the load which is returned by server after 
"uptime" command. It was previously at values about 1-3 out of the peak and 
now it stays well above 6 most of the time, getting to something as high as 
20 or 40 in the peak time (evenings). Overally, I think it's MySQL database 
which is overloading, but there aren't many things in my mind which could 
help the situation apart from buying next (expensive) server if you say 
Varnish works fine at my box...


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Poul-Henning Kamp" <phk at>
To: "Releaselog |" <rlslog at>
Cc: <varnish-misc at>
Sent: Wednesday, July 25, 2007 12:42 PM
Subject: Re: varnish increased the load

> In message <000301c7ce9f$b4af0780$c600a8c0 at r00t>, "Releaselog | 
>" wri
> tes:
> Hi Martin,
> You need to tell us what you mean by "load increased", which parameter
> are you looking at ?
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