[varnish] renaming varnish concepts...

Ricardo Newbery ric at digitalmarbles.com
Wed Jan 28 14:10:37 CET 2009

On Jan 28, 2009, at 4:30 AM, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:

> In message, Ricardo Newbery writes:
>> On Jan 28, 2009, at 4:19 AM, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
>>> Purge wouldn't be a CLI command
>> Ah, okay...  why not?
> Because you don't have a cached object at hand to purge, all you can
> do from the CLI is to add bans that will deal with the objects when
> they are found in the cache later on.
> Your question is -exactly- why I want the rename:  purge sounds like
> something happens to the object right now, and that is not possible
> from the CLI context.

Sure, I understand the motivation.  But FWIW, I already knew what  
purge meant in the varnish context.  I'm just trying to understand the  
implications of the proposed change.

I'm unclear on why we can't acquire the cached object from the CLI to  
do the purge.  I imagine the most common usecase is to purge based on  
a known url, and with the url don't we have enough information to get  
at the cache and purge all variants?


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