Re: Squid vs. NetCache

From: Henrik Nordstrom <>
Date: Thu, 28 May 1998 12:18:23 +0200

WaiSun Chia wrote:
> Dear fellow squidsters,
> I've stumbled upon this while surfing, especially check out the 2
> graphs depicting Max URLs per hour and Median Response time.
> Are they for real or just a lot of hot air? Any Squid gurus are
> familiar with the Harvest Benchmark?

Squid 1.1.X has a quite bad throughtput graph when put under high load
due to blocking on disk I/O. Squid 1.2 improves this a great deal by
using asyncronous disk I/O.

It would be interesting to see a similar comparisation using Squid 1.2
(with async-io enabled).

A unrelated preformance note to all Linux users: Make sure the cache
disks is mounted with the noatime option.

Henrik Nordström
Sparetime Squid Hacker
Received on Thu May 28 1998 - 03:24:53 MDT

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