Re: squid under solaris 2.5.1 consume a lot of file descriptors?

From: SO Kwok Tsun <>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 1998 15:09:11 +0800 (WST)


According to Bertold Kolics's mail...
> Hi,
> >The number of file descriptors used is approximately equal to the number
> >of established connection plus the number of close_wait if your server
> >is not really busy and your server is not NOVM.
> Our server was really busy. And the TCP/IP stack of Solaris 2.5 performs
> bad in high traffic situations. And *this* was our problem. If there are
> many re-transmissions or packet drop at your TCP stack, then the number of
> file descriptors needed to give the same performance is significantly
> higher.

I notice that we had set client_lifetime to 300 which is quite high and
it should be one of the reason why there are so many CLOSE_WAIT.
However, our other proxy servers using FreeBSD and Digital Unix are
quite fine with this value.

Received on Thu Jan 22 1998 - 23:17:53 MST

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