Don't bug me: how to debug and fix Varnish

Varnish Cache is quite easy to install and make it run, but is it easy to debug as well? The answer is “meh”. It can go either way.

Yes - because the Varnish tools you have at your disposal (in particular Varnishlog and Varnishstat) will give you a lot of information regarding your Varnish instance and with some patience you’ll be able to understand what is going on.

No - because if the strange behavior/crash is triggered by a peculiar scenario, then it will be difficult to reproduce, and likewise difficult to understand and fix.

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12/19/16 1:00 PM
by Arianna Aondio

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