Problems with Linux/Squid

From: David Sutton <>
Date: Mon, 20 Jul 1998 16:49:45 +0100


  I've been going through the archives but haven't really found an answer to this:

  I'm running Squid on a Linux based Pentium system, with a 6.4Gb EIDE drive and 128Mb of memory. Whilst running over the weekend, several problems kept occuring. The cache is acting as a transparent proxy, and is handling about 130 requests a minute.

  The first problem is that the LRU Expiration time droped to about 0.22 days .. if I read the FAQ right, this is related to disk space?

  The second is that filesystem errors keep being reported to console, and eventually the server 'ran out of diskspace' even although df reported that there was about 2Gb free on the hard drive. The machine also kept getting duplicate block errors, thus the machine required fsck being run by hand every reboot.

  In case this was a file descriptor problem, I installed the FD patch, and squid had 1024 FDs available for use.

  I'd be willing to kernel patch, as I am trying to keep all the systems Linux based. I'm also trying out a FreeBSD box, but still would prefer a Linux solution.


  David Sutton

David Sutton - Systems Administrator
Legend Internet
Received on Mon Jul 20 1998 - 08:54:05 MDT

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