RE: Spreading cache over several disks ..

From: Zivojnovic Ranko <>
Date: Mon, 11 Nov 1996 14:33:20 +0200

Well it looks like you're right. I've tried to put wanted size of the
caching directory in the "cache_dir" line on the suggestion of
Mr.Ong Beng Hui but when I look a bit through the code,
I could not find no code that actually reads this parameter.

So... the only reasonable solution would be like you have
suggested (at least until this parameter is actually

If you have any more suggestions or corrections please hit us
since this is an important issue.



>From: Steve Green[]
>Sent: 11 November 1996 01:35
>To: Heiko W. Rupp
>Subject: Re: Spreading cache over several disks ..
>This is possible by using multiple cache_dir entries. Then set the
>cache_swap entry to the TOTAL size of these partitions.
>I don't know how squid works out how big each partition is. I assume it
>just divides the cache_swap by the number of cache_dir entries. If this
>is true then obviously the size of each partition must be the same.
>If the partitions are not the same, my quess would be to work out the
>largest size that divides exactly into each current partition and 'cut
>up' the larger partitions into multiple partitions of that size.
>For example, if one partition was 1 GB, and another was 2 GB, cut the 2
>GB one into 2 X 1GB partitions. This would result in 3 X 1GB
>so setup 3 cache_dir entries and set cache_swap to 3000.
>Does this concur with everyone elses experience/wisdom?
>Or am I talking total crap? ;-)
>Steve Green
Received on Mon Nov 11 1996 - 04:32:24 MST

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