Varnish memory consumption issues?

pub crawler at
Sat Aug 29 06:09:15 CEST 2009

Hello, new to Varnish.

We have been running Varnish for about 5 days now. So far, excellent product.

We have a potential issue and I haven't seen anything like this before.

We just restarted Varnish - we have a 1GB cache file on disk. When I
run top, I see Varnish is using :

10m RES
153g VIRT

Why is Varnish reporting this sort of VIRT memory?  How do we correct
that usage number or reset it?

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