Varnish memory leak?

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at
Thu Sep 20 08:30:34 CEST 2007

In message <0A3A6EA86530E64EA3BEA603EC4401CAF07B20 at>, "Andrew Knapp" writes:

>I'm running Varnish 1.1.1 on Centos 5 x86_64. varnishd has been running
>for about 20 days, but now the machine is using about 100% of the CPU,
>and most of it is in iowait because 100% of the swap is being used by
>varnishd (this is happening on about 8 different cache servers). 

As far as I can see, you have just cached more stuff than your RAM will
take and now the VM system moves stuff in and out of the paging area.

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