Squid configuration directive store_dir_select_algorithm

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

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Configuration Details:

Option Name:store_dir_select_algorithm
Replaces:
Requires:
Default Value:store_dir_select_algorithm least-load
Suggested Config:

	How Squid selects which cache_dir to use when the response
	object will fit into more than one.

	Regardless of which algorithm is used the cache_dir min-size
	and max-size parameters are obeyed. As such they can affect
	the selection algorithm by limiting the set of considered
	cache_dir.

	Algorithms:

		least-load

	This algorithm is suited to caches with similar cache_dir
	sizes and disk speeds.

	The disk with the least I/O pending is selected.
	When there are multiple disks with the same I/O load ranking
	the cache_dir with most available capacity is selected.

	When a mix of cache_dir sizes are configured the faster disks
	have a naturally lower I/O loading and larger disks have more
	capacity. So space used to store objects and data throughput
	may be very unbalanced towards larger disks.


		round-robin

	This algorithm is suited to caches with unequal cache_dir
	disk sizes.

	Each cache_dir is selected in a rotation. The next suitable
	cache_dir is used.

	Available cache_dir capacity is only considered in relation
	to whether the object will fit and meets the min-size and
	max-size parameters.

	Disk I/O loading is only considered to prevent overload on slow
	disks. This algorithm does not spread objects by size, so any
	I/O loading per-disk may appear very unbalanced and volatile.

	If several cache_dirs use similar min-size, max-size, or other
	limits to to reject certain responses, then do not group such
	cache_dir lines together, to avoid round-robin selection bias
	towards the first cache_dir after the group. Instead, interleave
	cache_dir lines from different groups. For example:

		store_dir_select_algorithm round-robin
		cache_dir rock /hdd1 ... min-size=100000
		cache_dir rock /ssd1 ... max-size=99999
		cache_dir rock /hdd2 ... min-size=100000
		cache_dir rock /ssd2 ... max-size=99999
		cache_dir rock /hdd3 ... min-size=100000
		cache_dir rock /ssd3 ... max-size=99999

 

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