Re: [squid-users] Reducing cache_dir's size

From: Joe Cooper <>
Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2001 11:14:07 -0600

I think this is still a known issue with Squid. But it can be worked

Drop your cache_swap_low, by a bit (maybe to 80%), and then lower the
cache_dir sizes every day by about 10% until the cache shrinks to the
right size--then reset your cache_swap_low, and leave the cache_dirs at
the desired setting. If it refuses, then it may be time to do a
swap.state rebuild (delete the swap.states and restart Squid).

I reserve the right to be wrong, however. (But it works for me on our
2.2STABLE5+hno based Squids.)

Chemolli Francesco (USI) wrote:

> Last Thursday I reduced the size of my cache_dirs (cut
> by half).
> I thought they'd be somewhat slow in following my
> configuration directive, but that in a few hours the
> garbage collection mechanism would have fixed things up.
> It's been four days now, and yet the usage of the resized
> cache_dirs has only gone down a few percent points.
> Is there really no other choice than deleting the
> cache dirs' contents?
> Thanks.

                      Joe Cooper <>
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