Piotr Sikora piotr.sikora at
Tue Mar 30 06:43:31 MSD 2010

> He's referring to a cache stampede, when an item in the proxy cache 
> expires and multiple threads simultaneously try to repopulate it causing 
> load spikes and possible locking conditions.

nginx changes status of expired cache items to "UPDATING" for the period of 
time when it fetches new copies. Combine this with "proxy_cache_use_stale 
updating" and "dogpiling" shouldn't be a problem.

Best regards,
Piotr Sikora < piotr.sikora at >

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