unique request ids

Mit Rowe mit at stagename.com
Wed Nov 2 21:25:04 CET 2011

for our purposes, it would have to be done at the point of log writing
(primarily, but not limited to, the need to ensure that if for whatever
reason we have to re-process a log file that we can quickly identify lines
already written to the db via a unique index).

On Wed, Nov 2, 2011 at 3:54 PM, AD <straightflush at gmail.com> wrote:

> we do something similar.  My suggestion,
>  md5(logentry + currentTimeInMilliseconds) as your key as you loop through
> the logfile
> On Wed, Nov 2, 2011 at 3:03 PM, Mit Rowe <mit at stagename.com> wrote:
>> Hello!
>> For many reasons (QA, performance analytics, etc) we log all of our proxy
>> traffic into a database.
>> We do this with varnish by collecting a text log via varnishncsa -F and a
>> CSV formatted string, and regularly run a batch process that inserts this
>> CSV data into a database.
>> I was wondering... does varnish internally generate a reliably random
>> unique value for each request (similar to mod_unique_id in apache or a
>> uuid/guid), and if so is there a way that i can write it out to my logs,
>> perhaps via an insertion into a request header and using the %{HEADER}i
>> macro in varnishncsa?
>> -Mit
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Will 'Mit' Rowe
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