Child process recurrently being restarted
guillaume at varnish-software.com
Fri Jun 23 16:30:18 CEST 2017
Let's cover the usual suspects: I/Os. I think here Varnish gets stuck
trying to push/pull data and can't make time to reply to the CLI. I'd
recommend monitoring the disk activity (bandwidth and iops) to confirm.
After some time, the file storage is terrible on a hard drive (SSDs take a
bit more time to degrade) because of fragmentation. One solution to help
the disks cope is to overprovision themif they're SSDs, and you can try
different advices in the file storage definition in the command line (last
parameter, after granularity).
Is your /var/lib/varnish mount on tmpfs? That could help too.
40K bans is a lot, are they ban-lurker friendly?
On Fri, Jun 23, 2017 at 4:01 PM, Stefano Baldo <stefanobaldo at gmail.com>
> I am having a critical problem with Varnish Cache in production for over a
> month and any help will be appreciated.
> The problem is that Varnish child process is recurrently being restarted
> after 10~20h of use, with the following message:
> Jun 23 09:15:13 b858e4a8bd72 varnishd: Child (11824) not responding
> to CLI, killed it.
> Jun 23 09:15:13 b858e4a8bd72 varnishd: Unexpected reply from ping:
> 400 CLI communication error
> Jun 23 09:15:13 b858e4a8bd72 varnishd: Child (11824) died signal=9
> Jun 23 09:15:14 b858e4a8bd72 varnishd: Child cleanup complete
> Jun 23 09:15:14 b858e4a8bd72 varnishd: Child (24038) Started
> Jun 23 09:15:14 b858e4a8bd72 varnishd: Child (24038) said Child
> Jun 23 09:15:14 b858e4a8bd72 varnishd: Child (24038) said SMF.s0
> mmap'ed 483183820800 bytes of 483183820800
> The following link is the varnishstat output just 1 minute before a
> varnish-5.1.2 revision 6ece695
> Debian 8.7 - Debian GNU/Linux 8 (3.16.0)
> Installed using pre-built package from official repo at packagecloud.io
> CPU 2x2.9 GHz
> Mem 3.69 GiB
> Running inside a Docker container
> Additional info:
> - I need to cache a large number of objets and the cache should last for
> almost a week, so I have set up a 450G storage space, I don't know if this
> is a problem;
> - I use ban a lot. There was about 40k bans in the system just before the
> last crash. I really don't know if this is too much or may have anything to
> do with it;
> - No registered CPU spikes (almost always by 30%);
> - No panic is reported, the only info I can retrieve is from syslog;
> - During all the time, event moments before the crashes, everything is
> okay and requests are being responded very fast.
> Stefano Baldo
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