Most Stable Squid

From: Paul Black <>
Date: Thu, 7 Aug 1997 10:32:39 +1000 (EST)

I'm wondering if people could help to give me an idea of what is the most
stable squid configuration, ie which base level and which patches will
give the most stable squid configuration.

Basically the problem I have is this:

We are running squid 1.1.11 (base version, no patches), it is running
pretty stable, stays up for days and days under moderate load.
Now when I turn the port 80 redirectors on, the load on squid is
increased quite a bit (maybe 200K trans/hour). Now squid is running
quite nicely with a heavier load, but every 5 - 8 hours, something
will happen and users will start to see very long response times (3minutes on
web pages), the access log shows that all traffic is now going direct.

The fix at this point is killall -1 squid, whereupon squid goes back to
working normally.

I'm stumped as to even where to start looking for the solution to this problem.
Has anyone come across anything like this? This is why I'm asking about what
the most stable version and set of patches for squid is.

The software we are using is Linux 2.0.29, DPT Raid 0 SCSI, Libc 5.3.12
I'd be interested to know what versions of Libc people who are running
as similar (but more stable) configuration are using.

Many Thanks... Paul
Received on Wed Aug 06 1997 - 17:28:10 MDT

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