Re: Swap space on squid boxes

From: Martin Ibert <>
Date: Wed, 26 Nov 1997 07:19:34 +0100

> The machine has two 512Mb swap
> partitions (on separate disks) giving it a total of 1Gb swap space, or
> 1.5Gb virtual memory.

Are you sure? My recollection is that with SVR4 (from which Solaris is a
descendant), it's VM = swap + text ("text" being the in-core copies of
text segments that don't need to be backed by paging space), not VM =
swap + core. Or did Sun change that?

> > Wondering what sort of ratios people usually run for their dedicated cache
> > boxes in terms of mem/swap???

We run a departmental proxy for ~25 people (+ Smail and POP/IMAP).
FreeBSD 2.2.2, 32 MB of core and six times that as swap. It does page
quite steadily, but performance is "good enough" for the kind of up-link
we have.

Dipl.-Inform. Martin Ibert - phone: +49-30-245-56582, fax: -56577
BB-DATA Systemhaus GmbH, Brunnenstraße 111, 13355 Berlin, Germany
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