VCL.List Output

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at
Wed Sep 5 23:34:13 CEST 2007

In message <46DF1FEB.8030000 at>, James Quacinella writes:
>Hello everyone,
>I was curious about the output of vcl.list, specifically as to what the 
>numbers meant, since I don't think its documented in the man page. 

It is the reference count of the compile vcl code: how many threads
have a hold on that vcl right now.

>varnishadm -T x.x.x.x:8080 vcl.list
>*       1 boot
>        1 config
>        0 static
>        0 static_and_dynamic
>varnishadm -T x.x.x.x:8080 vcl.discard config
>Which returns an error. Any idea why that one config was still 'busy'?

A client request still hanging in there would be my guess.

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