Varnich Memory in 90% holding continously

sujith pv sujithnss at
Thu Jul 14 14:36:50 CEST 2016

Thanks Adam. I assume we have compiled it ourself I need to look into as it
was done earlier. Also could you please let me know whats the fastest way
to clear the Varnish cache. Also here the surprising issue is that still
today being Varnish idle, why it is holding up the memory 90%. Whats the
way to release it manually.

On Thu, Jul 14, 2016 at 5:55 PM, Adam Schumacher <
adam.schumacher at> wrote:

>  >>> And I have got the below output. Also I have a monitoring tool UIM
> which also states still memory is holding up at 90% eventhough Varnish
> server is literally idle
> 90% of what? How much RAM is installed on the host?  You have malloc set
> at 8G.  If you only have 10G of ram, this would be expected and you should
> lower your malloc setting, or adjust your monitoring parameters.  Note that
> there is nothing inherently wrong with using most of your RAM – that just
> means you are getting your money’s worth out of it.
> ::Adam
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