Varnish cache miss slower than no Varnish at all!

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Wed Jul 13 20:13:32 CEST 2011

Does anyone know if there a way to speed up cache misses when varnish goes
to the back end?

I have a two servers, one running varnish and one not.

*Average over 24 hours:*

cache hit: 3ms
cache miss: 52ms

server2(no varnish):
request: 24ms

The miss on the Varnish server takes longer to process than the server that
does not have varnish. Varnish misses take longer to process than no varnish
at all. The servers are exactly the same and the Varnish server uses itself
as a back end. However the back end in default.vcl is an ip address not
localhost, but im not sure if that has anything to do with the processing

Any suggestions on this one?

Thanks :)
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