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From James Peach <>
Subject Re: cache inspector alternative
Date Wed, 09 Jul 2014 03:53:09 GMT

On Jul 8, 2014, at 10:02 AM, wrote:

>> There is a Jira ticket somewhere to expose the cache inspector
>> features as a set of command-line tools, but Jira being what it is,
>> I can't find it right now.

>> In the absence on that, tools that work
>> on the access logs are a pretty reasonable solution.
> I am happy to read that, thanks I'm not wrong in my "not-a-C*-programmer" approach!
>> If the goal is to invalidate large portions of the cache, that's
>> typically done with a small plugin that injects a static version
>> string into the cache key. To invalidate a portion of the cache
>> (usually defined by a remap rule), you just rev the version string.
> OK, but does this kind of plugin already exists ?

AFAIK there's not plugin that implements the goal below ...

> My goal is to be able to purge the cache using pre-defined regex for types of objects
(images, audio, video, office, css, js) and also on demand regex. I already classified the
content in 13 categories to pre-define the regexes, but more can come later.

I think your approach is reasonable.

>>> Do you think this approach is a good one, or is there a more
>>> suitable solution to get the valid (not expired) URLs Traffic
>>> Server stores ? I was thinking of querying Traffic Server for non
>>> stale objects to retrieve all valid URLs stored but it can be a
>>> big IO consumer...
>>> I took a look at the API but since I am not programming C anymore
>>> since years and C++ looks like bizarre I can't go this way.

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