RE: Squid is OK, but which UNIX for high loads?

From: Rania Fakhoury <>
Date: Thu, 22 May 1997 16:29:40 +0300

Hi again,
I'm using Squid 1.1.10 on a PPro 200MHZ + 256MB RAM, Linux 2.0.29.
Squid was running OK for month (started with 1.1.0), until recently, problems started as the load increased (~70,000 connections/hour). Symptoms:
1. Squid's response time increased dramatically. Telnetting to port 8082 (the cache port) takes 3-4 seconds on the command line for the "Connected.." string to appear.
2. Even when connected, Squid takes 3-4 seconds to retrieve even cached objects!

It was suggested that this may be a problem with Squid, so we upgraded to 1.1.10 (we were running 1.1.8). It was also suggested that this may be a Linux problem, so we upgraded to 2.0.30 (which has the ISS). Performance improved, but the delays were still unacceptable. Note that memory is abundant (I always have 70-80 Megs free physical RAM) and CPU load rarely goes beyond 1.

I want to keep my existing hardware, which leaves me with 2 choices: NT and Solaris x86 (Don't want FreeBSD). NT is a no-no, but
Is Solaris x86 2.5.1 recommended for such a setup?

Thank you.
Received on Thu May 22 1997 - 06:30:15 MDT

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