Breaking Varnish

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at
Wed Jan 28 10:54:26 CET 2009

In message <20090123222947.GB28138 at>, Niall O'Higgi
ns writes:

>>> Hi Tim,
>>> Can I get you to take -trunk for a spin ?
>>> At least the second of the problems you pasted I'm pretty sure I
>>> have nailed recently and the first one could easily be the same one
>>> in a different disguise.
>I've re-run the load test against varnish-trunk.  Trunk is better
>behaved, but I now get output like this over and over:
>child (19731) Started
>Child (19731) said Closed fds: 4 7 8 10 11
>Child (19731) said Child starts
>Child (19731) said managed to mmap 49929912320 bytes of 49929912320
>Child (19731) said Ready
>Child (19731) not responding to ping, killing it.

This is a typical indication of raw overload, what levels of traffic
are you hitting it with ?

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