Varnish use for purely binary files

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at
Tue Jan 19 01:12:48 CET 2010

In message <364F5E3E-0D1E-4C95-B101-B7A00C276435 at>, Ken Brownfield wri

>A cache hit under Varnish will be comparable in latency to a
>dedicated static server hit, regardless of the backend.

Only provided the "dedicated static server" is written to work in
a modern SMP/VM system, which few, if any, of them are.


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