Memory spreading, then stop responding

Rob S rtshilston at
Tue Jul 28 21:22:23 CEST 2009

Darryl Dixon - Winterhouse Consulting wrote:
>> <snip>
>> Can anyone suggest why varnish is using more memory than it's allocated,
>> and why varnishlog would stop returning any output?  Varnishlog was
>> writing to disk, so I can probably extract the end of that, if it's of
>> use.
> Hi Rob,
> There have been a few threads about this now on this mailing list.
> Probably it relates to the use of purge_url in your VCL. Are you using
> this function at all?
> regards,
> Darryl

Thanks for your reply.  Yes we are using purge_url, but I was under the 
impression that since, 
there wasn't a problem.  I've not succeeded in finding the threads you 
mentioned in your email.  Can you either point me at them, or let me 
know their conclusion?



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