Release schedule for saint mode.

Ken Brownfield kb+varnish at
Tue Apr 6 00:41:43 CEST 2010

FYI, continuing in Varnish 2.1 persist does not offer persistence across a parent restart (via process restart, process crash, or host crash).

I do understand that there is some benefit to persistent storage in the case of the child crashing.  But in any situation where I could not survive the child crashing (origin spike), I couldn't survive the parent bouncing, either.

To me the difference between file and persist is academic; am I missing something either in the implementation or the intent of this feature?


On Jan 27, 2010, at 12:08 PM, Ken Brownfield wrote:

> Right, -spersistent.  Child restarts are persistent, parent process stop/start isn't.
> Maybe there's a graceful, undocumented method of stopping the parent that I'm not aware of?
> -- 
> kb
> On Jan 27, 2010, at 1:26 AM, Tollef Fog Heen wrote:
>> ]] Ken Brownfield 
>> | I'd love to test persistent under production load, but right now it's
>> | not persistent. :-( (Storage doesn't persist through a parent restart)
>> That sounds like a real bug.  Just to be sure, you're testing with
>> -spersistent, not -smalloc or -sfile?
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