Reducing overflowed and dropped work requests

Tollef Fog Heen tfheen at
Thu Aug 25 09:12:22 CEST 2011

]] Simon Males 

| Though now my committed memory usage (according to Munin) is 16G. The
| server has a total of 4G and 2G malloc cache. Is there an equation I
| can use to determine how much memory I need with my current
| parameters?

You'll generally see overhead in the range of 1k per object in addition
to the -s parameters.  There's some per-thread overhead, but I'm not
sure what you'll be looking at there.

| Additionally can I deduce from varnishstats how many threads are being
| used? e.g. How many of the minimum 1600 are being used.

Unfortunately, no.  This is something we'd like to fix, but it's not
there yet.

Tollef Fog Heen
Varnish Software
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