Varnish malloc + swap

Reinis Rozitis r at
Mon Sep 12 03:08:04 CEST 2016

> Yes Linux RHEL6 and swappiness = 0. From my reading though varnish does 
> not follow this and it clearly appears so in my case.

It's not a setting for varnish rather than kernel (via sysctl).

> Yes, that was my first thought too, to get rid of swap. But currently it's 
> there and there's not much I can do about it now. Possibly when Varnish 
> upgrade happens this could be changed but for now I'm stuck with swap.

How so?
You can dynamically turn off all the swaps with 'swapoff -a'  ( ).
If there is a need later reenable with swapon.


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