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

From: Simon Amor <>
Date: Wed, 5 Mar 1997 14:33:56 +0000

On Mar 5, Oskar Pearson wrote:
> > What we do here is using a simple shellscript, ugly but
> > effective:
> The reason squid is growing so big is that someone is probably downloading
> a large file (there are some memory leaks, but most of the growth is because
> someone is downloading a large file).
> If I download a 100 meg file, my squid increases in size by at least 100 megs.
> Your script says - "hang on, this is too big" and kills it. They lose the
> file they have been downloading.
> Squid NOVM does what you want. It keeps 100 megs on disk instead of
> Ram.

If you set the maximum object size to say, for example, 4MB, does
it still hold the full 100 meg in memory or does it just pass the
data straight through and not hold anything in memory?

How usable/stable are the NOVM versions now?


Simon Amor                        System & Network Administrator                     Absolute Communications Ltd        Telephone: +44 116 233 0034
Received on Wed Mar 05 1997 - 06:40:33 MST

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