Re: Squid 1.1.22 dies on USR1 kill

From: Henrik Nordstrom <>
Date: Wed, 22 Jul 1998 22:33:38 +0200

Bruce Hodge wrote:

> following error messages :-
> ftpInitialize: fork: (12) Not enough space

This is caused by a extreme load on the swap during restart due to how a
UNIX fork works. Either make sure you have several times the size of the
squid process of swap available, or hack the squid sources to use vfork
instead of fork (be warned that a number of OS:es has/had problems with

I think there is a note in the FAQ on this (the swap requirement when
rotating logs).

Henrik Nordström
Sparetime Squid Hacker
Received on Wed Jul 22 1998 - 14:45:19 MDT

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