Re: corrupted cache

From: Marc Lucke <>
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 1999 13:10:35 +1000

From the little I know, you're chicken meat - sorry to say.

I learned the hard way that if you do a df -m this & add up available
& used you will see how many mb of usable space you've got on your
drive. Also remember that the index files take some room too. Also,
I don't know how effecient your file system is, but I have been
advised that it is preferable to leave about 5 to 10% of your drive
empty for performance reasons. Maybe someone can agree/disagree. I
don't like running my drives too full anyway because I *** hate ***
sitting up to 3.30 am bleary eyed!

Hope this helps.

>From: Phillip Morgan <>
>Subject: corrupted cache
>Date: Thu, 14 Oct 1999 12:08 pm

> Hi squid guru's
> I have a rather embarrassing problem. On my 8gig IDE drive when
> formatted unled linux 2.0.36 df shows the total blocks as 7956k. So I
> set my cache size for Squid 2.2.stable4 to 7950 16 256.
> I set the high and low values to 97 and 98 respectively.
> When the 8gig drive is full a maximum of 7548k blocks are used, but df
> shows the disk as 100% full.
> Unfortunaetly over 400 megs have gone to the great void, and squid never
> reached 98%, resulting in an out of disk space error and squid started
> crashing.
> At 03:30am after a long night being totally bleary eyed and falling
> asleep at the console I did something really dumb! I deleted the squid
> index files to quickly get back some space and keep squid running,
> realising as soon as I did it that it was totally dumb, and began to
> beat myself over the head with the biggest stick I could find at the
> time.
> Of course, squid now has lost track all the objects in the cache (I only
> just filled it up after ugrading from 2.0), and I'd really like to be
> able to re-index the objects if at all possible. My telco charges like a
> wounded bull, and the $$ difference between a full cache and a new cache
> is enormous.
> So, the question.. is it possible, and if so, how???
> Also, the index files are no longer present in the squid directory. The
> only file there now is swap.state. Where are the indexes now??
> I am about to install stable5. Should I wait until I [hopefully] rebuild
> the indexes??
> --
> Cheers,
> Phillip Morgan
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