Re: request_size (squid configuration value)

From: Jaeyeon Jung <>
Date: Tue, 8 Jul 1997 15:25:56 +0900 (KST)

> Ah yes. That makes sense. However, now I'm curious: is there a limit on
> the size of cached objects?

          Squd doesn't save the objects on disk larger than this size.
> As an example, the full version of ie4.0 appears to be 20MB, so that may
> be a lower bound. However, accepting such a large file implies purging a
> number of smaller files. Hence, we come upon a (possible) tradeoff
> between hit rate (average client latency) and byte hit rate (network
> load). Also, in an extreme case, an unsociable character would only need
> to issue 500 requests for garbage files of this size to flush a 10GB
> cache.

  you can prevent such a bad accident by setting maximum_object_size properly.

  Jaeyeon Jung
> Thanks to Nigel for the answer below.
> Mike
Received on Mon Jul 07 1997 - 23:32:47 MDT

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