2018-02-01 22:36 GMT+01:00 Dridi Boukelmoune <dr...@varni.sh>: > On Thu, Feb 1, 2018 at 9:46 PM, Arvind Narayanan <arv...@cs.umn.edu> wrote: > <snip> >> If busy, is the variable busy_found set to 0 or 1? For expired objects, it >> looks like if it is not busy, then you set the return value to HSH_EXPBUSY, >> shouldn't it be HSH_EXP? Can anyone help me understand this piece of code? >> Because below, the code returns HSH_MISS > > It's a bit embarrassing because I've stared hard at this code a couple > months ago, and don't remember the details.
I had to spend a lot of time with this code, and I think I remember most of it. I did a small essay on an old bug, https://github.com/varnishcache/varnish-cache/pull/2519 and, as you can see, I propose a change in the code that will make it even harder to follow. Later I discovered that my PR was not enough to fix the problems, and I am working on a new PR that will change how TTLs are calculated. > I think that HSH_EXPBUSY means that the object you found during the lookup > was expired but there is an ongoing transaction also matching (hash and > variants) your lookup. This is correct. > So I think in that case your hit is actually a graced object. It can also be an expired object that is in "keep". However, even if you have 0s keep and 0s grace, you can get an object here. This happens when the expiry thread is lagging a bit, or when you are affected by the very slightly different ways TTLs are calculated in VCL and the core. > But I only tried to remember from the snippet you posted, I didn't > look at the full picture. If you look at the code that calls HSH_Lookup, you will see that the return value is not always considered, but the result of the lookup is deduced from the values that HSH_Lookup did or did not set (struct objcore **ocp, struct objcore **bocp). When reading the code, maybe looking at the variables ocp and bocp is key to understanding what is going on. Pål _______________________________________________ varnish-misc mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org https://www.varnish-cache.org/lists/mailman/listinfo/varnish-misc