Memory spreading, then stop responding

Darryl Dixon - Winterhouse Consulting darryl.dixon at
Tue Jul 28 23:24:55 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
> 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?

Hi Rob,

See the thread concluding here (the solution to swap purge_url for
obj.ttl=0 is the correct one):

And also the thread concluding here:

Darryl Dixon
Winterhouse Consulting Ltd

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