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The cause of the slowdown was a change to the ZFS dataset. In conjunction with the database server, very little caching was being done. This combination resulted in increased disk I/O as the system churned through the database. Details in the blog post which outlines the various things which changed. Many graphs.

non port: www/varnish4/files/

Number of commits found XX: 5

Tue, 3 Nov 2015
[ 15:08 feld ] Original commit   Revision:400701
400701 www/varnish4/Makefile
400701 www/varnish4/files/
400701 www/varnish4/files/
400701 www/varnish4/files/
www/varnish4: Fix race condition on start

varnishlog and varnishncsa had a race condition with varnishd on
startup as they will notice varnishd's leftover _.vsm file and try to
connect to varnishd but occasionally fail due to varnishd not being
fully operational yet. By adding "-t off" flag as default to varnishncsa
and varnishlog they will wait indefinitely for varnishd to start up
instead of just exiting.

Other bugs fixed:

* varnishncsa_logformat in rc.conf mostly works

Unfortunately due to shell expansion we still cannot pass
quotes (") so if you need those in your log format you will have to
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Mon, 19 Oct 2015
[ 15:04 feld ] Original commit   Revision:399688
399688 GIDs
399688 UIDs
399688 www/varnish4/Makefile
399688 www/varnish4/distinfo
399688 www/varnish4/files/
399688 www/varnish4/files/
399688 www/varnish4/files/
399688 www/varnish4/pkg-plist
www/varnish4: Update to 4.1.0

- Add varnish and varnishlog UIDs
- Add varnish GID
- varnishd, varnishncsa, and varnishlog no longer run as root

Users upgrading may see permissions errors on start due to change in
uid running the processes. Please see the UPDATING entry for more


Differential Revision:
Mon, 27 Jul 2015
[ 17:53 feld ] Original commit   Revision:392997
392997 www/varnish4/Makefile
392997 www/varnish4/files/
392997 www/varnish4/files/
Fix startup script order:
varnishncsa and varnishlog require varnishd to start successfully

mat reported some latency between starting varnishd and creation of
the _.vsm file used for communication, so a start_precmd has been added
to varnishncsa and varnishlog.

PR:		201586
Differential Revision:
Wed, 27 May 2015
[ 14:34 feld ] Original commit   Revision:387610
387610 www/varnish4/Makefile
387610 www/varnish4/files/
387610 www/varnish4/files/
387610 www/varnish4/files/
Add varnishd_extra_flags option to permit passing additional flags to

Clean up rc scripts per rclint recommendations

Differential Revision:
Mon, 23 Mar 2015
[ 16:27 feld ] Original commit   Revision:382013
382013 www/varnish/Makefile
382013 www/varnish/files/
382013 www/varnish4/Makefile
382013 www/varnish4/files/
Allow configuration of the varnishncsa log format

PR:		198742

Number of commits found XX: 5

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