Re: Problem of Squid on Linux Redhat 6.2

From: Henrik Nordstrom <>
Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2001 00:00:50 +0100

Defenitely smells like a hardware problem, but your problem description
is a bit vague... it is either a hardware problem, or perhaps the
machine seriously runs out of free disk space. The "monitor blinking"
symptom might be X trying to start but failing due to out of disk

Quick check: On the LILO prompt, type
  linux single

then look around the system, especially the available disk space.

If booting single user does not work, then you most likely have a HW

Henrik Nordstrom
Squid hacker
Awie wrote:
> Dear Folks,
> I need your comment, suggestion, etc. This problem was happen for
> several times and always same symptom. Below our system configuration;
> HW : Pentium III/533, RAM 256 MB, Ethernet 10/100 Mbps, HDD 7,5 GB
> ATA66.
> SW: Linux Redhat 6.2 (kernel 2.2.14), Squid 2.3Stable4.
> ***** All of SWs are not patched. I just install and use it. All HW
> driver came from Linux. I hope there is a patch either for Linux or
> Squid to solve the problem.
> I run transparent cache with Cisco as Brian?s wrote. Our router always
> redirect, www request to Squid server. Linux run on graphical mode
> (GUI). I set Squid?s MEMORY to 80 MB and CACHE to 5 GB in Squid.conf
> Symptom :
> Users can?t browse Internet because of Squid (or Linux) went problem.
> Then I tried to reboot the Linux. After doing reboot, system goes
> worse. My monitor BLINKING and system seems totally FREEZE ! The only
> action that I could do (and I did it) was turn off machine.
> Unfortunately, after the progress my system corrupt that causing Linux
> won?t boot. I know that I should REINSTALL all SW from very
> beginning. However, I don't think it will a good solution. I think
> same problem will happen again in the future.
> FYI, around 1-2 month ago I did a FRESH RE-INSTALLATION the system
> (caused by same problem) and replace the HW with 100% new machine.
> Now, problem is happen again. So I don?t think it is a HW failure.
> Your answer, comment, suggestion is very much appreciated.
> Best Regards,
> Awie
> Phone   : (62-361) 261514
> Mobile1 : (62-82) 3610369
> Mobile2 : (62-818) 346241
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