Re: How cache into RAM memory rather than on disk?

From: Henrik Nordstrom <>
Date: Tue, 16 May 2000 09:33:17 +0200 wrote:

> Anyone know how to place the cache in RAM memory, rather than on the
> harddrive.
> When you view access.log, you get many TCP_HIT's and TCP_MEM_HIT's.
> TCP_HIT's are when a valid copy of the requested object was in the cache.
> and TCP_MEM_HIT's are when the requested object was in cache and memory,
> thus avoiding disk access. How do you get squid to put the cached objects
> in memory if there is space? This should speed up the cache considerably.

Squid currently can't do that. It did once in a time (the Squid-1.1
series) but was changed to the current behaviour because of other memory
usage performance problems (it was a bit to keen on using memory).

Squid will quite likely be changed to again cache TCP_HIT's in memory
some time, but I cannot give you a date when this will happen. Hopefully
sometime this year.

Henrik Nordstrom
Squid hacker
Received on Tue May 16 2000 - 01:44:06 MDT

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