Help: increase MAX_SWAP_FILE

From: Enrico Fermi <>
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 1998 02:26:27 -0800 (PST)

I have installed Squid Cache version 1.1.19 on my linux box. This
program is allright for about one month and then when I try to use the
cache Squid kill himself.

The message in the cache log file tell something about MAX_SWAP_FILE
parameter. I have seen an
advertissement on increase of the value of this parameter.

In witch file is there MAX_SWAP_FILE parameter ?

While happen this ?

My I have something help ?

        Thanks in advance. Paolo Santinelli

Messages in the cache log file is :

Starting Squid Cache version 1.1.19 for i586-pc-linux-gnu...
With 256 file descriptors available
Started 5 'dnsserver' processes
Unlinkd pipe opened on FD 12
Swap maxSize 102400, estimated 5120 objects
Target number of buckets: 256
Using 7951 Store buckets, maintain 1 bucket every 10 seconds
file_map_create: creating space for 7680 objects Rebuilding storage
from disk image in /usr/local/squid/cache
Rebuilding in FAST MODE.
Accepting HTTP connections on FD 16.
Accepting ICP connections on FD 17.
Ready to serve requests.
4096 Lines read so far.
You should increment MAX_SWAP_FILE
You've run out of swap file numbers. Freeing 1MB
Finished rebuilding storage from disk image.
        7680 Lines read from previous logfile.
        7680 Objects loaded.
        0 Objects expired.
        0 Duplicate URLs purged.
        0 Swapfile clashes avoided.
        Took 2 seconds (3840.0 objects/sec).
        store_swap_size = 67210k
         You've run out of swap file numbers. Freeing 1MB
         file_map_allocate: All 7680 files are in use!
         You need to recompile with a larger value for MAX_SWAP_FILE
         storeWriteCleanLog: Starting...
        4096 lines written so far.
        Finished. Wrote 7680 lines.
        Took 1 seconds (7680.0 lines/sec).

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