Re: Squid File descriptors

From: Oskar Pearson <>
Date: Fri, 25 Sep 1998 21:06:53 +0200


> What difference will it make to increase the file descriptors (currently
> 256). Does it shows the number of simultaneous connections.

For each concurrent connection you use a number of filedescriptors. One
for the connection, and then some others for reading and writing files.

If you only have 256 filehandles per process, I guess you can handle
about... say ?90? conncurrent connections.

Compare this with a commercial cache appliance which can handle between
800 and 8000.

If you are in a largeish installation you need to increase the FDs.


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