Out of memory exception on Varnish 2.1.5

Connor Walls connor.walls at skillpages.com
Tue Aug 28 19:00:00 CEST 2012


We're still looking in to solving this issue, but I'm confused as to what's causing the problem. If the memory allocated to Varnish fills up is it expected to crash like this? Or under what circumstances will it crash if the memory fills up? I thought the very nature of running it in two processes prevented these kind of situations where it needs to be manually restarted?

Thanks for all your help so far,
Connor Walls

From: Per Buer [mailto:perbu at varnish-software.com]
Sent: 22 August 2012 16:12
To: Connor Walls
Cc: varnish-misc at varnish-cache.org
Subject: Re: Out of memory exception on Varnish 2.1.5

Hi Connor,
On Wed, Aug 22, 2012 at 3:49 PM, Connor Walls <connor.walls at skillpages.com<mailto:connor.walls at skillpages.com>> wrote:

We've recently been having problems with varnish being killed with out of memory problems, our logs show information like this:

This is not a bug in Varnish. It is most probably a misconfiguration. You either have to little memory in your system or you are asking Varnish to use too much. I'm guessing you are using -s malloc. Remember that there is a 1k overhead on each object stored in Varnish.


Now, we've been planning from Varnish 2.1.5 to 3.0 for a while, and we're hoping that this will solve our issues, but I just want to check if there are known OOM issues in 2.1.5, or is the problem likely to persist after upgrading to 3.0?

It will probably persist.

Per Buer
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