Re: [squid-users] Slowness.....

From: Joe Cooper <>
Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2001 02:38:06 -0600


Looks like you already know the answer to your question, eh? The 10MB
per GB of cache is a good round number that works out pretty well. We
actually configure more than that on our boxes, but we use async I/O and
we tune for performance a lot more than memory efficiency. Our boxes
with 28GB of cache storage have 512MB of RAM, and they run with about
90-110MB 'free' (actually in buffer cache--but we never go into swap).

Ben Mckellar wrote:

> Hi,
> I have a 128ram which squid users 40meg. I have a current 22gig full cache
> out of a total 60gig. Over the last few weeks the performance of the proxy
> has degraded. Is the problem memory, I just want this confirmed :)
> Is my souloution to this more ram? I beliew you should have squid using
> approx 1/3 of your system memory, is this correct. Anther general rule of
> thumb I read was 10meg of ram for every gig. Which means I should be
> running a machine with at least 600 meg?
> That correct?
> Thanx for your input.
> - Ben

                      Joe Cooper <>
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