Varnish virtual memory usage

Henry Paulissen h.paulissen at
Wed Nov 4 23:53:34 CET 2009

No, varnishd still usages way more than allowed.
The only solutions I found at the moment are:

Run on x64 linux and restart varnish every 4 hours (crontab).
Run on x32 linux (all is working as expected but you cant allocate more as
4G each instance).

I hope linpro will find this issue and address it.

Again @ linpro: if you need a machine (with live traffic) to run some tests,
please contact me.
We have multiple machines in high availability, so testing and rebooting a
instance wouldn’t hurt us.	


-----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
Van: Rogério Schneider [mailto:stockrt at] 
Verzonden: woensdag 4 november 2009 22:04
Aan: Henry Paulissen
CC: Scott Wilson; varnish-misc at
Onderwerp: Re: Varnish virtual memory usage

On Thu, Oct 22, 2009 at 6:04 AM, Henry Paulissen <h.paulissen at>
> I will report back.

Did this solve the problem?

Removing this?

>>        if (req.http.Cache-Control == "no-cache" || req.http.Pragma ==
"no-cache") {
>>                purge_url(req.url);
>>        }


Rogério Schneider

MSN: stockrt at
GTalk: stockrt at
Skype: stockrt

More information about the varnish-misc mailing list