Re: squid, alpha, and memory

From: Alex Rousskov <>
Date: Tue, 14 Jul 1998 00:06:06 -0600 (MDT)

On Tue, 14 Jul 1998, Kelly Prescott wrote:

> I have a question about a problem I am having with squid 1.1.21
> I run on an alpha pc164 with Linux. I am using the pre-built package with
> rh 5.1.
> I have looked at the FAQ regarding this, and cannot seem to find an
> answer.
> When I start squid, it will run fine until it gets near the maximum amount
> of memory I give it in the config file. It then dies with a segment
> violation.

Look through this list archive for numerous postings with the same question
and/or read the FAQ again.

In short, there is _no_ squid.conf option that limits the total memory
requirement for Squid. If you think there is one, you probably set options
like cache_mem to very high values and get huge process size as a result.
Read the definition of cache_mem again.

Received on Mon Jul 13 1998 - 23:07:54 MDT

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