RE: File Descriptors and squid

From: Walter Klomp <>
Date: Wed, 14 Oct 1998 14:42:03 +0800


I am still not able to switch to 3000 FD's. I am getting nowhere with my
2.0.34 *grr*

However, if you have successfully patched your kernel, just go to your squid
source directory, run:

./configure <whatever parameters you put in before>


make install

/usr/local/squid/bin/squid -k shutdown

The squid will restart with the new file-descriptors. You can tail the
/usr/local/squid/logs/cache.log to see if it actually worked...

                               (' O-O ')
Walter Klomp,
Systems Manager / Administrator (Internet)
Swiftech Automation Pte. Ltd.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Matthew Lowe []
> Sent: Wednesday, October 14, 1998 10:41 AM
> To:
> Subject: File Descriptors and squid
> Recently everyones been going on about the FD limit problem with
> squid, this problem has recently occured to our proxy server.
> I have obtained the patch, applied it successfully I believe,
> changed the limit to 3000 whilst doing make menuconfig, recompiled
> the kernel, installed the new kernel and rebooted.
> Now what do I need to change next? I've picked up bits and pieces from
> various emails but am unsure what exactly I should be doing.
> Would someone kindly be able to post a short description of what to do
> next, or where I can find the information I need.
> Thanks,
> - Matthew Lowe
> Dataline Tech Support
Received on Wed Oct 14 1998 - 00:33:05 MDT

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