Problems getting Varnish to cache certain things

Darryl Dixon - Winterhouse Consulting darryl.dixon at
Wed Jun 17 06:18:14 CEST 2009

> In message
> <41184. at>,
>  "Darryl Dixon - Winterhouse Consulting" writes:
>>Hi Anders,
>>If you perform certain actions in vcl_hit, Varnish will mark the object
>> as
>>a 'hit for pass' which means that from then on it will always simply pass
>>every matching request to the backend. A restart clears this. If I recall
>>correctly, one of the triggers is using 'pass' inside vcl_hit or
> Only pass in vcl_fetch will create a "hit for pass" object.

Hrm. When did this change? We tested and confirmed in 2.0.3(?) that
pass'ing out of vcl_hit caused the hit-for-pass behaviour.

Darryl Dixon
Winterhouse Consulting Ltd

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