No swap.state safe?

From: Joe Cooper <>
Date: Fri, 09 Nov 2001 22:30:54 -0600

I haven't tried it yet, and I'm in the middle of the Polymix-4 run so
can't test it, but while digging through the logs to see the "reasons
we've crashed today", I realized a problem with the ramdisk--swap.state
grows faster than I normally rotate (quite a lot faster during a fill)
leading it to overrun the disk and crash Squid. The good news is that
every crash over the past week has a good explanation, and it was never
due to Squid bugs, unless you count fragility in the face of full disks
a bug.

Is it safe to route it to /dev/null or even hack Squid to disable it
entirely? As far as I know it's only used on restarts to speed the
building of the in-memory cache can I kill it or should I
just remove it hourly and squid -k rotate?


Joe Cooper <>
Web Caching Appliances and Support
Received on Fri Nov 09 2001 - 21:33:08 MST

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