Varnish memory usage

Andreas Plesner Jacobsen apj at
Sun Jan 22 16:58:58 CET 2012

On Sun, Jan 22, 2012 at 03:50:56PM +0000, Jan-Aage Frydenbø-Bruvoll wrote:
> >
> > Same rules apply for transient as for any other malloc store: TTL, LRU or
> > ban/purge.
> Will Varnish keep multiple generations of objects that expire, and
> potentially wait with LRU eviction until it gets closer to the known
> sensible maximum memory allocation (the host has 128GB RAM)?

Sorry, forgot this part: No, Transient is unbounded unless you configure it
otherwise. It should really only be used for short-lived objects.

In your case, I would stick these small objects in a store I controlled the
parameters of (


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