Default server showing incorrectly for site homepage only

Hi All

I have a rather strange issue that appears to have only started in the
few days (no changes have been made in the last few days) . I’ll try and
describe it as best I can but please let me know if I need to post
particular configs etc.

I have a setup with an nginx load balancer in front of 2 backend nginx
servers running on CentOS 6.3. This site has been running fine up until
but recently when visiting the home page it has been showing me the page
created as the default site on the webserver (it is a discrete notice
says the host header has not been recognised on the webserver). When you
visit a sub-page e.g. it is fine but visiting
shows the default site. It appears that this problem can be solved by
disabling the caching on the load balancer for this particular site. As
as the cache is not used, the homepage shows correctly.

The cache on the load balancer is held in a RAM drive mapped to /cache
a total available size of 256Mb. The cache configuration is as follows

proxy_cache_path /cache levels=1:2
max_size=126m inactive=10m;
proxy_temp_path /cache/tmp;
proxy_buffer_size 8192;
proxy_max_temp_file_size 1m;

I reduced the total size of the cache last night as I have a feeling it
causing another problem I saw recently where we came under extreme load,
cache filled to the max allowed size of 256Mb but that left no room on
mount point for the temp path to buffer files from the upstreams and
serving empty files to clients.

I’ve looked in the error log for the particular site and found a number
instances of

2013/01/03 05:47:24 [crit] 22889#0: *352983 pwrite()
failed (28: No space left on device) while reading upstream, client:, server:, request: “GET
HTTP/1.1”, upstream: “”,
host:”, referrer: “

A df -h shows the /cache mount to only be using 1% of the available
space at
the moment, so I’m not sure why I should be still getting this error.

The nginx version on the load balancer is 1.0.11 (built from source)
The nginx version on the web server is 1.0.15 (installed from package

I realise that nginx is in need of updating, I only realised this
If this is the problem then I can bring forward the plans to update it,
it’d be useful to have confirmation of what this problem might be and
how it
can be solved.

Please feel free to request any extra info needed to help diagnose this

Many thanks


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