Re: Problems with Squid 1.1.20

From: Dancer <>
Date: Tue, 03 Mar 1998 17:10:16 +1000

I must admit that I've seen this before, and still have no idea about the cause.

You specify xMB of cache_swap, but the dang thing sometimes just will not fill
up beyond a fraction of that.

I haven't been able to find any difference in behaviour between using one
cache_dir and more than one.

Just as an experiment, try reducing or increasing the value of cache_swap a
smidgen and shutdown/restart (not reconfigure) squid. See if that makes a


Jason McKay wrote:

> We have been running Squid 1.1.20 on FreeBSD for a couple of weeks now ...
> until now it has been running perfectly ... We have the cache being stored
> on a 8gig drive, but when it reached 32% full squid started reducing the
> size of the cache. The hard drive light is now always on and the space used
> will not go above 2.2 gigs (the computer has 128megs of RAM). Here is my
> squid.conf file:
> http_port 8080
> debug_options ALL,1
> acl all src
> acl tocache proto HTTP FTP
> http_access allow all
> icp_access allow all
> cache_mem 80
> cache_mem_low 75
> cache_mem_high 90
> cache_swap 7900
> cache_swap_low 90
> cache_swap_high 95
> cache_effective_user squid squid
> cache_effective_user nobody nogroup
> cache_dir /drive2/cache
> Here is what top saids, before yesterday the CPU for squid would not go
> above 1% :
> 145 root -6 0 17952K 18000K biowai 1:03 7.44% 7.44% squid
> Any ideas on whats its doing?
> Thank you,
> Jason McKay.

Did you read the documentation AND the FAQ?
If not, I'll probably still answer your question, but my patience will
be limited, and you take the risk of sarcasm and ridicule.
Received on Mon Mar 02 1998 - 23:19:50 MST

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