Re: Memory usage and the differences between VM/NOVM

From: Kip DeGraaf <>
Date: Fri, 09 May 1997 09:14:33 -0400

At 11:58 AM 5/9/97 +0100, Ian Cooper wrote:
>>>>>> On Fri, 09 May 1997 10:55:58 +0100, Nigel Metheringham said:
>Nigel> The cache_mem parameter for the vanilla system configures the
>Nigel> memory available as a transient object store, and does not have
>Nigel> anything to do with the index storeage.
>Not quite. cache_mem is the memory in which 'hot' objects are
>stored. (so 4MB of cache_mem gives you 4MB of hot object storage.)
>Memory in the vanilla version of Squid is *also* used for each object
>being retrieved, where this is not the case with NOVM. It is this
>second memory usage that had a big effect on the large/busy cache I'm

Okay then, that brings up a question which doesn't seem to be answered by
the docs or the FAQ in a clear manner.

If I am running a 48meg RAM machine, what criteria do I use to decide
between vanilla and NOVM? And what should I be setting cache_mem to in
either case?
Received on Fri May 09 1997 - 06:13:11 MDT

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