Re: Squid using too much disk space.

From: Duane Wessels <wessels>
Date: Wed, 09 Oct 96 10:31:11 -0700

Claude.Lecommandeur@Epfl.Ch writes:

> Hi,
> I'm using squid-1.0.5 and am having a problem for the second time.
>The problem is that suddenly the cache spool becomes almost full.
> The parameters in squid.conf are :
>cache_swap 1000
>cache_swap_low 75
>cache_swap_high 80
> cacgemgr.cgi indicates that 796 MB are used :
>Cache information for squid:
> Storage Swap size: 796 MB
> Storage Mem size: 816 KB
> But there is much more disk usage :
>Filesystem kbytes used avail %used Mounted on
>/dev/vg00/lvol4 1156885 1062139 -20943 102% /harvest
> The cache is running for several month and everything was OK
>until this morning.
> Is there any know reason for this ? I suspect that squid has lost
>track of files in its spool. Is there a script to reset the spool to
>what squid thinks it is ? or should I discard all the spool ? (it was
>what I did the first time it happened)

This is a problem with early versions, expired objects are orphaned
during the reload process (i.e. its too slow to unlink() them all).

More recent versions (1.0.8+) have a function to periodically remove
orphaned swap files. You might also use the scripts/
script from the source distribution.

Duane W.
Received on Wed Oct 09 1996 - 10:31:12 MDT

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