Re: Squid & Raid

From: Dancer <>
Date: Sun, 04 Apr 1999 13:11:03 +1000

"Robert J. Adams" wrote:
> Hello all,
> Just wondering what kind of performance hit I'm going to see if I go with
> RAID5 on a squid server. From what I've heard RAID5 is a bit slower on
> writes but faster on reads?

Raid5 is generally awful for the sorts of access patterns that squid
generates. You should find that squid2.x will perform quite acceptably,
if you spread your cache_dirs over multiple physical drives. All the
advantages of multiple spindles, with none of the other overhead.

Received on Sat Apr 03 1999 - 19:59:35 MST

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