Re: Q: TAG:reference_age

From: Duane Wessels <>
Date: Wed, 13 Jan 1999 11:00:49 -0700

Richard van Drimmelen writes:

>Squid users,
>I have a question about the "TAG: reference_age" in combination with the
>size of the "TAG: cache_dir".
>I have put the size of my cache_dir to 1500 (1.5 GB).
>The default reference_age is one month.
>Suppose that within one month my cache will grow bigger than the
>cache_dir size of 1500. That means no entries in the cache will have
>been removed because they have not been accessed for over one month.
>Will squid try to write to the cache (and create errors because the disk
>is full) or is a smarter algoritm involved ?

reference_age is just an upper limit. If your cache gets full,
Squid lowers the LRU age value to keep the cache size between
your low and high water marks. Look at the LRU age value
on the cachemanager 'info' page.

Duane W.
Received on Wed Jan 13 1999 - 10:58:48 MST

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