Best Practices - Suggestions Request

Trond Michelsen trondmm-varnish at
Thu Jun 28 14:28:01 CEST 2007

On Thu, Jun 28, 2007 at 08:54:24AM +0200, Dag-Erling Smørgrav wrote:
> Anup Shukla <anup at> writes:
>> Dag-Erling Smørgrav <des at> writes:
>>> Anup, what version are you running?
>> I am running version 1.0.4 Is that too old to use?  If so, i will
>> update it immediately.
> No, 1.0.4 should be fine, but I'm not aware of any bugs in it that might
> cause the behaviour you're seeing.  What hardware and OS are you running
> it on?

We're running Varnish 1.0.3, so this might not be related, but we've
also run into a bug that causes varnish to die.

In our setup, varnish is prone to crash if /tmp is cleaned up (we had
a process that removed all files that hadn't been accessed in 7 days
from /tmp). What happened in our case was that something (we couldn't
figure out what) would make varnish reload the vcl-files. I'm not sure
why it would read these files from /tmp, but I'm guessing this is
where varnish places the compiled versions. Anyway - if these files
were missing, all varnish processes would simply die.

Trond Michelsen

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