Memory usage Squid ... or how to limit it...

From: Henny Bekker <>
Date: Wed, 05 Mar 1997 13:03:54 -0100

Dear all,

        I'm having a problem with the memory usage of Squid (v1.1.6 and
v1.1.8) on our Top-level Web caching server (an AlphaServer-4000 with
Digital Unix v4.0a).
I've configured cache_mem=12 and cache_swap=6400 and the Squid process
is still using nearly 230-MByte of memory.. This causes Squid and some
other (memory hungry processes) to swap causing a severe regression of
the performance ...

What can I do to minimize the memory usage of Squid?? May it be better
to have no memory cache at all and to have Squid fetsh all the files from
disk ??

Cheers, Henny
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