How many redirectors to spawn?

From: Simon Rainey <>
Date: Thu, 21 May 1998 11:29:06 +0100

This is probably a dumb question but I'll ask it all the same. I've written
a Squid redirector in C to block porn. The ever-increasing list of banned
sites currently runs to 160kB (8700 lines) and the redirector loads this
into memory at start-up.

What are the benefits of spawning more than one redirector process given
that the host has a single CPU? If I spawn more than one then Squid does
use them all, but the second is hit about 10% of the time while the fifth
is down below 1%.

Thanks for any input.


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Received on Thu May 21 1998 - 03:37:09 MDT

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