CJ Ess zxcvbn4038 at
Wed Nov 11 21:50:34 CET 2015

Ok I figured it out.. I saw the info about thread_pool_max being aggregate
in a blog, an e-mail archive, and an Varnishcon presentation. I noticed
today that all of these were dated 2009-2010. I go back to the Varnish 2.1
documentation and thread_pool_max says:

   The maximum number of worker threads in all pools combined

However in Varnish 3 and 4 it says:

    The maximum number of worker threads in each pool

So the real problem is that Google is finding ancient cruft when I search
for information about tuning these parameters!

On Tue, Nov 10, 2015 at 4:55 PM, CJ Ess <zxcvbn4038 at> wrote:

> I'm confused about thread_pool_max - the official documentation seems to
> suggest it is a per-thread pool setting, however I've seen a number of
> blogs and slide shares state that it is actually global setting (i.e.
> should be >= then thread_pool_min * thread_pools). If someone could clarify
> how this setting is used I'd appreciate it greatly!
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