Varnish Lurker is getting slower / Ban lists keeps increasing

Dridi Boukelmoune dridi at
Mon Sep 4 14:11:02 UTC 2017

On Mon, Sep 4, 2017 at 2:12 PM, Olivier Hanesse
<olivier.hanesse at> wrote:
> Are the stats used by varnishstat about the lurker "well" updated "every minute" ? The fact that the statistics was only updated once is kinda strange : the ban list size is higher than the cutoff value everyday :(

No, that's a limitation of the statistics, serving HTTP traffic has
higher priority than committing updates of the counters.

See this for reference:


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