Re: Strange message when rotating log files.

From: Henrik Nordstrom <>
Date: Fri, 21 Aug 1998 08:48:42 +0200 wrote:
> Hello,
> I rotates my squid logs every nights and sometimes (about once
> a week) I get the following message on the root console :
> Aug 19 23:46:03 cognac squid[22368]: Failed to fork() for ftpget.

I think this is in the FAQ.

You need to have a LOT of swap available to do soft restarts of Squid
(including rotating logs). Or you could try to change the source to use
vfork instead of fork when starting the child processes.. Or shut down
squid, manually rotate the logs and start Squid again.

Henrik Nordström
Sparetime Squid Hacker
Received on Fri Aug 21 1998 - 01:23:21 MDT

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