Best Practices - Suggestions Request

Anup Shukla anup at
Sat Jun 30 05:50:59 CEST 2007

Hi All.

Apologies for not being able to respond to my own problems ;)

I would personally like to give the latest SVN version a try.

I had encountered a situation where the /tmp was mounted noexec and 
varnish failed to load.
This made me aware that Varnish uses /tmp to keep the compiled VCL.
I have removed the noexec option and its fine now.. would love to have a 
configuration option to set the directory though :) .

As for the crashes, its still a mystery.
The system does not swap and everything seems to be quite fine.

Must be something else which is affecting Varnish.

There is one possibility though.
There is a lot of old unorganized php code on the servers that i have 
never had time to inspect.
Its working so i did not need to tinker with it.
I assume that some one has used the /tmp to cache query responses and 
might be cleaning up the entire /tmp to flush the caches.
Sounds a bit stupid, but a very possible scenario in my case.

Will need some time to find if that is really the case.

Thanks to DES for pointing this /tmp scenario (in his reply to Tron 


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