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commit f65a43c9027d8fc82de44f82737a744dcac0556f
Author: Colin Curtin <>
Date: Wed Nov 7 12:21:46 2012 -0800
Fix documentation for .initial backend parameter to match the source.
diff --git a/doc/sphinx/reference/vcl.rst b/doc/sphinx/reference/vcl.rst
index 60daaa3..31c79a5 100644
--- a/doc/sphinx/reference/vcl.rst
+++ b/doc/sphinx/reference/vcl.rst
@@ -202,7 +202,10 @@ Probes take the following parameters:
Defaults to 3.
How many of the probes are considered good when Varnish starts.
- Defaults to the same amount as the threshold.
+ If this is set to more than or equal to the threshold, the backend starts as
+ healthy.
+ Defaults to the value of threshold - 1. In this case, the backend starts
+ as sick and requires one poll to pass to become healthy.
The expected backend HTTP response code.
Defaults to 200.
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