Strategies for splitting load across varnish instances? And avoiding single-point-of-failure?

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at
Mon Jan 18 22:52:52 CET 2010

In message <A8EDC1FB-E3E2-4BE7-887A-92B0D1DA9701 at>, "Michael S. Fis
cher" writes:

>What VM can overcome page-thrashing incurred by constantly referencing a
>working set that is significantly larger than RAM?

No VM can "overcome" the task at hand, but some work a lot better than

Varnish has a significant responsibility, not yet fully met, to tell
the VM system as much about what is going on as possible.


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