Squid configuration directive cache_replacement_policy

Available in: 4   3.5   3.4   3.3   3.2   2.7   3.1   3.0   2.6  

For older versions than 3.3 see the linked pages above

Configuration Details:

Option Name:cache_replacement_policy
Default Value:cache_replacement_policy lru
Suggested Config:

	The cache replacement policy parameter determines which
	objects are evicted (replaced) when disk space is needed.

	    lru       : Squid's original list based LRU policy
	    heap GDSF : Greedy-Dual Size Frequency
	    heap LFUDA: Least Frequently Used with Dynamic Aging
	    heap LRU  : LRU policy implemented using a heap

	Applies to any cache_dir lines listed below this directive.

	The LRU policies keeps recently referenced objects.

	The heap GDSF policy optimizes object hit rate by keeping smaller
	popular objects in cache so it has a better chance of getting a
	hit.  It achieves a lower byte hit rate than LFUDA though since
	it evicts larger (possibly popular) objects.

	The heap LFUDA policy keeps popular objects in cache regardless of
	their size and thus optimizes byte hit rate at the expense of
	hit rate since one large, popular object will prevent many
	smaller, slightly less popular objects from being cached.

	Both policies utilize a dynamic aging mechanism that prevents
	cache pollution that can otherwise occur with frequency-based
	replacement policies.

	NOTE: if using the LFUDA replacement policy you should increase
	the value of maximum_object_size above its default of 4 MB to
	to maximize the potential byte hit rate improvement of LFUDA.

	For more information about the GDSF and LFUDA cache replacement
	policies see http://www.hpl.hp.com/techreports/1999/HPL-1999-69.html
	and http://fog.hpl.external.hp.com/techreports/98/HPL-98-173.html.








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