Re: Memory Requirements with Heavy usage

From: Walter Klomp <>
Date: Fri, 13 Dec 1996 20:24:43 +0800

I am running squi 1.1.0 on a dual pentium 133 with 192Mb of RAM and 6Gig HD
space for a modempool of 150... Superfast response ofcourse and a 60% hit-rate.
It works fine for me. If you are happy with your current response you should
leave it as it is, but as they say, the more memory, the better, until ofcourse
the harddisk cannot fetch it as fast anymore as you would get it from the site
direct :-). You should experiment with it. I have an internal swap space of
80Mb, typically the squid program uses about 130Mb of internal memory...

Swiftech Internet

| From: Richard Roderick <>
| To:
| Subject: Memory Requirements with Heavy usage
| Date: Friday, December 13, 1996 3:56 AM
| Hello.
| I've been running squid for awhile now, and it seems to be running great on
| a Pentium 120 with 64MB of ram. I have the cache_mem setting set to 8MB and
| my swap space is 2gig. Oddly enough the machine (not squid) is 60MB into
| swap. The swap is not really that active, nor is the server running any
| kind of load. So ignore the memory swap, i'm sure it is just idle
| processes... ;)
| Currently only a handful of people are using it (maybe say 100-200). It is
| my intension to get all of our customers using it. We have over 300 phone
| lines, and that is obviously growing. (joy)
| So...
| 1. How much RAM do you think a squid machine would need to handle a pool of
| 500 modem users?
| 2. How much RAM do you have in your squid machine and how many lines do you
| think are taking advantage of it?
| Thanks for your thoughts,
| Richard
Received on Fri Dec 13 1996 - 04:43:43 MST

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